THE Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday, December 12, declared Osinachukwu Ideozu, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, winner of the of the Rivers West senatorial district election held between Saturday, December 10.
Ideozu was certified winner with 107,166 votes. He defeated Otelemaba Amachree of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who got 48,898 votes.
With the development, PDP now has two senatorial districts – Rivers East and West. George Sekibo of the PDP had earlier been returned winner of the Rivers East election for the third time.
However, Magnus Abe won in Rivers South East, the third senatorial district. He defeated Olaka Nwogu of the PDP by a wide margin.
Ideozu, was a member of the Rivers State House of Assembly, representing Ahoada West between 1999 and 2003. Afterwards, between 2003 and 2007, he represented Abua-Odual/Ahoada East Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives before his appointment as commissioner for Education.
— Dec 12, 2016 @ 17:30 GMT