Abuja—Investigations have shown that the results posted on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Results Viewing Portal (IReV) indicates that the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, won the February 25 presidential polls in Rivers State.
Information gathered from Premium Times shows that Obi allegedly won in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, South-south Nigeria, according to results uploaded on the INEC Results Viewing Portal (IReV).
It was learned that results uploaded from the results sheets of more than 95% of polling units in the 17 wards of the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area show that Obi, not the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu, won in the council and the state.
During the collation of the February 25 results in the state, Obi was leading Tinubu by over 23,000 votes by the time INEC announced the presidential election results in 21 of the state’s 23 local government areas.
However, results from the Obio/Akpor and Degema LGAs, which are under the control of the state governor, Nyesom Wike, took a different turn.
According to INEC, Tinubu received 80, 239 votes in Obio/Akpor, compared to Obi’s 3,829 votes.
Similarly in Degema LGA, Tinubu scored 2,375 votes, while Obi scored 2,212 votes.
The results from these two LGAs as declared by INEC gave Tinubu the boost to win the Rivers States during the February 25 polls.
Meanwhile, reviews and tallies by Premium Times show that the results uploaded on the INEC viewing portal were contrary to what the commission declared.
It was gathered that in Obio/Akpor LGA, from results sheets uploaded as of March 16, Tinunu got 17, 158 votes, and Obi had 73,311 votes
The review concentrated on results from 1,116 polling units, which represents 94.13% uploaded on the INEC IReV, as results from about 95 polling units, which represents 5.87% were yet to be uploaded within the period under review.
Also, this online news platform understands that results from Degema LGA uploaded on the IReV were also slightly different from those declared in favor of Tinubu by the electoral umpire.