the candidate of Labor Party (LP), Peter Obi, won the February 25 presidential election in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area. Rivers StateSouth-South Nigeria, according to the results uploaded on the website Portal to view INEC results (IReV).
Mr. Obi’s tally of votes in the area means he, and not Bola Tinubu of the APC All Progressive Congress, won the Rivers presidential election, contrary to INEC’s declaration.
The results from Obio/Akpor council area, as reported by INEC, showed that Mr. Tinubu got 80,239 votes while Mr. Obi got 3,829 votes.
Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) got 368 votes while Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party got 161 votes, this newspaper said. notify.
Mr. Tinubu was later declared the winner of the election. Atiku came second with Mr. Obi third.
But a PREMIUM TIMES review of the results from various polling stations in the 17 wards of Obio/Akpor LGA revealed those uploaded to IReV with the results declared by INEC.
However, Rivers winning does not mean that Mr. Obi would win the presidential election. It would still be a long way from winning the most votes at the national level and garnering 25 percent of the votes in at least 24 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory as stipulated by the Nigerian constitution.
Considering that Mr. Tinubu was declared the winner of Obio/Akpor, this newspaper’s review focused on the results of the polls achieved by APC and LP in the area.
According to our count, APC got 17,158 votes and LP collected 73,311 votes.
Obio/Akpor Local Government Area has 1,211 polling stations in its 17 wards.
PREMIUM TIMES was only able to review the results of 1,116 polling stations uploaded to IReV as of March 16, about 94.13 percent of the council results.
However, the results of some voting units were fuzzy or wrong and therefore illegible.
The results of about 95 polling stations, about 5.87 percent, were yet to be uploaded during the period under review.
There were no results in some polling units because the Bimodal Voter Verification System was malfunctioning or people did not come out to vote, as seen at the Ake Hostel UNIPORT Polling Unit in Choba Ward.
This newspaper calculated the results of 1,116 polling stations uploaded to IReV so far available and readable during the review period.
In some polling stations in Obio/Akpor, PREMIUM TIMES observed that some results were altered in favor of the APC, with the original scores truncated.
The result from Rumuorluoji Open Space II polling unit in Oro-Igwe Ward, for example, showed that the APC initially scored 17 but the number ‘2’ was added to the figure to read ‘217’.
For the LP, 227 was recorded, but the number ‘2’ was deleted and changed to read ‘027’.
In the sheet music verbatim column, there was evidence of adjustments to accommodate the changed figures.
In Rumuokoro Ward, 34 polling units, it was noticed that the results earlier written for LP were deleted and the figures changed to that of APC.
PREMIUM TIMES, however, collated the figures released by INEC, despite the obvious evidence of tweaking and mutilation. In other words, the figures were counted as they appeared on the result sheets, even though those figures proved to be manipulated.
In some cases, the results of the National Assembly elections were increased in some electoral units instead of the results of the presidential elections.
A result from the Polling Unit at the Civic Center Hall in Rumuigbo Ward, for instance, showed that a House of Representatives election result was up instead of the presidential election.
PREMIUM TIMES also collated results from Degema Local Government Area uploaded to IReV, findings confirmed that Mr. Tinubu won in the council area, although the score was slightly lower than INEC had predicted.
However, this newspaper was unable to count the results of some polling units in the council area because they were illegible or had not yet been uploaded at the time of review.
Obi was the leader in the beginning
Mr. Obi what the leader Mr. Tinubu with over 23,000 votes by the time INEC announced the results of the presidential election in 21 of the 23 local government areas of the state.
The LP candidate then got 169,414 votes while Mr. Tinubu got 148,979 votes.
Mr. Obi’s highest votes at the time came from Port Harcourt City Local Government Area where he got 62,451 votes while Atiku got 7,203 votes and Mr. Tinubu got 5,562 votes. Kwankwaso scored 301.
Results were still expected from the two remaining local government areas at the time: Obio/Akpor, where the state governor, Nyesom Wike, hails from, and Degema.
When the Obio/Akpor results came in, and INEC reported that Mr. Tinubu got 80,239 votes against Obi’s 3,829 votes, the APC candidate was now in the lead and finally it was. declared the winner Rivers State presidential election.
Atiku got 368 votes in Obio/Akpor while Mr. Kwankwaso got 161 votes.
In Degema Local Government Area, Mr. Tinubu got 2,375 votes while Mr. Obi got 2,212 votes. Atiku got 3,108 votes while Mr. Kwankwaso got 44 votes.
Mr. Tinubu polled 231,591 votes against Mr. Obi’s 175,071 votes in Rivers State, according to INEC.
Atiku got 88,468 while Kwankwaso got 1,322 votes.
He had official collations for the presidential election in Rivers was interrupted Collecting results due to the alleged threat to his life by some supporters of a political party.
There were reports of attacks and suppression of voters in the state.
Governor Wike, who is a member of the PDP, incited other PDP governors to rebel against the national leadership of the party and its presidential candidate, Atiku, following disagreement over whether the North or the South should produce the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari.
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The Rivers governor contested and lost in the PDP presidential primaries.
He then accept He said the APC candidate, Mr. Tinubu in the presidential election, since Mr. Buhari is from the north, the next president of Nigeria should, in the interest of fairness, come from the south.
Mr. Obi, like Mr. Tinubu, is from southern Nigeria.
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