There are strong indications that results coming in from Rivers south-east senatorial district are in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC), with Magnus Abe, candidate of the party in the district, having a good chance of returning to the Senate.
Abe who lost the 2015 general election, but challenged the outcome of the exercise, which was eventually nullified and the appeal court, ordered a rerun.
Sen Abe remains Gov Wike’s nightmare which necessitated all preemptive statements coming from him.
APC has also cleared two federal constituencies in the district.
In Khana/Gokana, Maurice Pronem polled 68,219 votes to defeat Dumnamene Dekor, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who secured 20,329 votes.
With 48,760 votes, Barry Mpigi of the APC defeated Jacobson Nbina, his PDP rival, who secured 11,737 votes in Tai/Oyigbo/Eleme.