Former Rivers state accountant-general wins PDP governorship primaries

Rivers Accountant-General, Siminialayi Fubara, who was declared R435 billion by the Economic and Financial Commission, has stepped down as representative of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as prime minister in the 2023 general election.


Fubara, popularly known as Wike’s first nominee, came out on top in the first match concluded Wednesday night at the Obi Wale Cultural Center, Port Harcourt.

Sixteen candidates ran after a series of meetings and negotiations led by Governor Nyesom Wike failed to reach an agreement.


Siminialayi voted 721 out of 890 votes to end the winner. The chairman of the electoral committee, Prof Walter Mboto, led three others to announce the election results.

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Among the candidates for the primaries were former deputy governor, Tele Ikuru, Felix Obuah, former PDP chairperson, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, Secretary of State, George Kelly, Special Adviser to Governor Wike on Designs and Drs. Former Transport Minister Abiye Sekibo.

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