Ayade wins Cross River governorship election

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Governor of Cross River State and candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Professor Ben Ayade has been declared the winner of the March 9 governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Ayade, who won in all the 18 local government areas of the state, polled 381,484.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) came second with 131,161, while the Social Democratic Party (SDP) polled 4, 818 votes.

Announcing the results in the early hours of Monday, the returning officer and Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Warri, Delta State, Professor Akii Ibhadode, said the PDP candidate having scored the highest number of votes and fulfilled the requirements of the law, was returned elected.

According to the statistics he provided, the number of registered voters was 1,486,026, accredited voters 542,115, valid votes 522, 309, rejected votes 11,499 and total votes cast 533,808Governor of Cross River State and candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Professor Ben Ayade has been declared the winner of the March 9 governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Ayade, who won in all the 18 local government areas of the state, polled 381,484.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) came second with 131,161, while the Social Democratic Party (SDP) polled 4, 818 votes.

Announcing the results in the early hours of Monday, the returning officer and Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Warri, Delta State, Professor Akii Ibhadode, said the PDP candidate having scored the highest number of votes and fulfilled the requirements of the law, was returned elected.

According to the statistics he provided, the number of registered voters was 1,486,026, accredited voters 542,115, valid votes 522, 309, rejected votes 11,499 and total votes cast 533,808.

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