Governor of Cross River State and candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, 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, posted a winning margin of 250,323 votes. He polled 381,484 votes to defeat John Owan Enoh of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who polled 131,161.
Candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Eyo Ekpo polled 4, 818 votes.
Announcing the results at some minutes after 4am Monday morning, March 11, INEC returning officer and Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Warri, Delta State, 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 him, number of registered voters is 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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