You are here: HomeNews2023 03 01Article 633593

General News of Wednesday, 1 March 2023


#NigeriaDecides2023: Tinubu wins in Rivers, defeats Obi, Atiku

Bola Tinubu Bola Tinubu

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has been declared the winner of Saturday’s presidential election in Rivers State.

The Labour Party (LP) candidate, Peter Obi, was leading Mr Tinubu, earlier in the day with over 23,000 votes when the results from 21 out of 23 local government areas in the state were released by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

By then, Mr Obi polled 169,414 votes, while Mr Tinubu scored 148,979 votes.

But Mr Tinubu overtook Mr Obi when the results from the two remaining local government areas – Obio-Akpor and Degema – came in.

Mr Tinubu scored 80,239 in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area, while Mr Obi scored 3,829, followed by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party with 368 votes, according to a report by Channels TV.

Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party scored 161 votes.

In Degema Local Government Area, Mr Tinubu scored 2,375 votes, while Mr Obi scored 2,212 votes. Atiku scored 3,108 votes, while Mr Kwankwaso scored 44 votes.

Mr Tinubu polled a total of 231,591 votes in Rivers State as against Mr Obi’s 175,071 votes.

Atiku scored 88,468, while Mr Kwankwaso scored 1,322 votes.