Nigeria’s ruling party wins oil hub Rivers state governorship




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HARCOURT, Nigeria’s ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won the governorship election in oil hub state with 1,029,120 , the electoral commission in state capital Harcourt said early on .

The candidate the (), the party elect Muhammadu Buhari, received 124,896 , the commission added.

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Incumbent governor defected the PDP to the two years ago and has been feuding with ever since. Tensions were high during the weekend and voting had to be extended in some districts after violence and theft electoral materials marred the . (Reporting By Tife Owolabi, Writing by Julia Payne)

 

 * (Reuters)*