The People Democratic Party is close to victory in Port Harcourt Constituency 3 election conducted to fill the vacant seat in the Rivers State House of Assembly. Counting of ballot papers commenced immediately in some areas where the exercise was considered peaceful.
PDP won many of the polling units our reporters visited. The result of the election was counted in each polling unit before taking it to the ward. PDP won many polling units and ward in an official result reaching us.
The election was marred by violence. We earlier reported the case of shooting and ballots snatching in some polling units where election was conducted.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has yet released the result of the election but collation of the result is ongoing.