EiE in partnership with Rivers Entrepreneur and Investment Forum (REIF), Channels TV hosted a live debate for Rivers governorship candidates on Tuesday, March 5th.

The following candidates were invited but didn’t attend the debate:

1.Nyesom Wike (PDP)

2.Lulu-Briggs Dumo Owokori (Accord)

Nevertheless, the following 3 governorship candidates participated in the debate:

1.Precious Ilekima (SDP)

2.Victor Fingesi (ADP)

3.Isaac Nwonwu (LP)

On Saturday, March 9th, the people of Rivers State went to the polls to elect their democratically elected governor. The election was cancelled, and re-election election was conducted on March 23rd. Mr Nyesom Wike won with 886,264 votes while his closest opponent, Biokpomabo Awara had 173,859 votes.