By Andy Chukwu
Nyesom Wike, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state, has opened up a wide leading in the results of 15 local government areas announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the first day of resumption of the collation of the controversial gubernatorial election in the state.
In the announced collated results of 15 LGAs on Tuesday, Wike secured 400, 927 votes ahead of Biokpomabo Awara, candidate of the African Alliance Congress (AAC), his closest contestant, who had 121, 149 votes, leaving a margin of 279, 778.
Obo Effanga, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, said collation will continue by 10am on Wednesday.
There are two more local government areas INEC is yet to announce while supplementary election will hold across six LGAs on April 13.