Anti-Amaechi lawmakers win

Rivers State Governor Rotimi AmaechiTHE leader of the five anti-Rotimi Amaechi lawmakers in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr. Evans Bipi, has made a return to the House after his victory at the polls.

Also, the lawmakers that rose against some of the decisions of the state governor returned to the House as they won elections into their various constituencies.

Apart from Bipi, the other anti-Amaechi lawmakers are Michael Chinda, Kelechi Nwogu, Martins Amaewhule, Victor Ihunwo and Ikuinyi Owaji-Ibani.

Bipi of the Peoples Democratic Party, represents Ogu/Bolo Constituency. He won with 33, 118 votes to beat his candidates from the All Progressives Congress and the Labour Party who got 696 votes and 191 votes respectively.

Speaking with The PUNCH in a telephone interview, Bipi expressed gratitude to the people of his constituency for finding him worthy to return to the House.

Bipi explained that he had always been in touch with the people of his area and maintained that it would always be difficult for anybody to defeat him in Ogu/Bolo in a free and fair contest.

“I have been a grass-root politician for a long time and I am in touch with the people of my constituency. I was confident of my victory before the election and I am happy that people have continued to stand by me. I will not disappoint them,” Bipi added.

However, in the 22 results out of the 28 constituencies released so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday, the PDP won 21 seats while the Labour Party won one seat (Ikwerre).

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