BREAKING: INEC steps down results from Rivers LGA where Buhari Scored 72,000 votes
The collation officer for the presidential election in Rivers State State, Aniefiok Essien, has stepped down the results for Emohua Local Government Area over disagreement between officials and party agents.
The collation officer for the LGA, Pang Enubari, presented the results which included 72,745 votes for the All Progressives Congress and 7,148 votes for the Peoples Democratic Party.
However, agents of political parties led by PDP’s Austin Okpara protested because the Electoral Officer (EO), Kenneth Eta, earlier said no collation took place in the area.
The EO said the collation officer could not be found between Saturday night and Monday morning and queried the source of the results he presented to the collation centre in Port Harcourt.
But then, Mr Essien asked the officials and agents to harmonise the results and return for their presentation.
When they returned, the CO announced an agreement and presented the results but amidst protests by some parties.
The EO said he had submitted his report to the commission and requested the CO be allowed to make his presentation.
When asked for the results of the polling units and wards that led to the results from the LGA he was presenting, the CO said: “they are not with me here.”
Authentic Presidential Results *(Updated)*
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