#RiversRerun: APC’s Abe wins senatorial race

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The senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers South East, Senator Magnus Abe, has won the legislative rerun election in his senatorial District.

The Returning Officer, Professor Gideon Onukwuisi, declared Abe winner on Sunday after announcing the result at the collation centre in Bori, Khana Local Government Area.

Abe polled 125,938 votes to beat his opponent from the Peoples Democratic Party, Olaka Wogu, who got 25,394 votes.

Onukwuisi explained that out of the 154,703 votes cast, 152,706 votes were valid while 2,627 votes were invalid.

Dedicating his victory at the poll to God, Abe, who later addressed journalists, expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the election.

The senator-elect also expressed gratitude to his party supporters for having confidence in him and pledged to give them a better representation.

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2017-04-28 21:56