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Rivers supplementary polls: Wike thrashed as APC wins everything Featured

Written by BEKEE ANYALEWECHI
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Rivers State Governor, Ezebuwon Nyesom Wike, in front with hands folded. Rivers State Governor, Ezebuwon Nyesom Wike, in front with hands folded. Credits: File copy

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State has grabbed the two available legislative seats contested for in Saturday’s supplementary legislative election, The Neighbourhood can authoritatively confirm.

The election was for the Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency and Etche Constituency 2 in the state House of Assembly. APC’s victory came after attempts by PDP to import hoodlums into Etche were thwarted by vigilante men of the Nigerian Army who rounded-up about 63 of the thugs, including their leaders identified as Samuel Nwnosike, also known as Ishi, Rowland Sekibo and Odiari Princewill. But before the arrests, an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, whose identity The Neighbourhood had yet to confirm, had his hand chopped-off by suspected thugs. Another was reportedly kidnapped but was said to have regained his freedom through military intervention.

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