Govermor Nyesom Wike’s preferred candidate, Siminalaye Fubara, has emerged as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state.
Fubara, a former Accountant-General of Rivers state, beat nine other aspirants on Wednesday, to win the keenly contested election.
He got 721 out of the 980 votes to win the election.
Former Commissioner of Finance, Isaac Kamalu, scored 89 votes to come second in the poll.
Fubara is generally known as the preferred candidate of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.