Governor Nyesome Wike has taken a major lead in the collation of Rivers state governorship election after 15 local government areas.
Wike, who is the incumbent governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has so far gotten a total of 426,369 votes while his major rival, Biokpomabo Awara of the African Action Congress has polled 129,855 votes so far.
Following the release of the result, Nigerians have taken to Twitter to react. Many of the commenters, hilariously trolled Minister of Transportation and former governor of the state, Rotimi Amaechi and hailed Wike.
Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has announced in that the result collation will resume at 10 am on Wednesday.
What they are saying
INEC is carrying out pre-planned activities with Gov Wike in R/S.
My party collation agents were refused to be at collation point.
Mr Nonye Kocha was replaced with Mr Progress Ogbokuma but Mrs May Mbu working with PDP refused the nomination of Mr Progress Ogbokuma and others.
— Engr. Biokpomabo Awara (@BiokpomaboA) April 2, 2019
— Ernest Tortiv (@ErnestTortiv) April 2, 2019
The name Wike is now officially an action word, a verb in our political dictionary.
— President Olusegun (@OAkindunjoye) April 2, 2019
Wike: I hope you are seeing the result sheet for #RiversDecides2019 well well, I don't want to hear say ojoro dey later o..
Ameachi: It's not your fault, na dat Edo boy cause am, we will meet in court.
What's your own caption? pic.twitter.com/37F67eEc6i
— Gbemi Dennis™ (@GbemiDennis) April 2, 2019