Gogo Tamuno of the Peoples Democratic Party has been declared winner of the Okirika Ogu/Bolo federal constituency of Rivers State by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Announcing the result on Sunday, the Return Officer in the area, Okwulehie Ikechukwu said Tamuno polled a total of 11,668 votes to defeat Maureen Tamuno of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who garnered 5,995 votes.
Ikechukwu made the announcement at the collation center for the Rivers East senatorial District at the council hall in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
On the level of violence that marred the election, Ikechukwu said, “I was escorted here by policemen and soldiers. The level of violence in the area was very high.”