Sunday, August 12, 2018

PDP candidate wins Cross River Assembly bye-election

The Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP), Mrs Abbey Ukpukpen , has won Saturday’ s Obudu State Constituency Bye Election into the Cross River House of Assembly.

Mrs Abbey Ukpukpen is the wife the deceased member of the Assembly, Stephen Ukpukpen , who died in May .

His seat was declared vacant following his death .

The State Resident Electoral Commissioner ( REC ), Dr Frankland Briyai, announced the result on Sunday in Obudu , Headquarters of Obudu Local Government .

According to Briyai, the PDP Candidate scored 12, 712 votes to beat her closest rival , Mr Ishamali Bendel , of the All Progressives Congress ( APC), who scored 4 , 345 votes .

Other results include : Awafang Angiating of Mega Party of Nigeria ( MPN), who scored 132 votes and Agwupuye Umeka of African Democratic Party ( ADP ), who scored 114 votes to place third and fourth , respectively .

“Total valued votes 17 , 303 ; rejected votes 607 ;

total votes cast 17 , 910 ; total number of registered voters 69, 908 , ‘’ he said.

The REC commended the Electorate for the peaceful conduct of the exercise and urged them to replicate the same disposition in the 2019 year ’ s general elections .

Therefore, Mrs Abbey Ukpukpen will now replace her late husband in the assembly.

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