Siminalaye Fubara, a former Accountant-General of Rivers state, has emerged as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state.
Fubara beat nine other aspirants on Wednesday, to win the keenly contested election.
He polled 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 said to be the preferred candidate of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.