Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has defeated The Minister of Transportation and former governor of Rivers state, Mr Rotimi Amaechi in Ikwerre Local Government.
Amaechi who supports the candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, lost as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 14, 938 while the African Action Congress (AAC) polled 5, 660. PDP also won Port Harcourt local government area with 40, 197 votes, and AAC polled 11, 866.
The contest is mainly between Nyesom Wike, incumbent governor and candidate of the PDP and Awara Biokpomabo, candidate of the AAC.
The AAC candidate is being backed by Amaechi. On the eve of the March 9 gubernatorial election, Amaechi had directed his supporters to vote for Biokpomabo.
So far Wike has won 8 of the 10 LGAs