APC candidate, Mr Alex, wins Reps seat in Cross River


Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared one Mr Alex Egbonna of All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the House of Representatives election for Yakurr/Abi Federal Constituency in Cross River.

Dr Alalibo Johnson, who was the State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), reportedly announced the result on Sunday at the collation center in Ugep, Yakurr Local Government Area.

Alalibo said that the APC candidate got 29,716 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Mr John Lebo of the Peoples Democratic Party, who secured 26,039 votes.

The commission also declared Mr Davies Etta of the PDP as the winner of Abi constituency seat in the State House of Assembly.

The PDP candidate garnered 13, 349 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Eyeng Iwqara of the APC who had 8, 792 votes.

The REC, however, said that INEC cancelled election in Afafanyi/Igonigoni Ward, consisting of eight polling units with a combined total of 5,616 registered voters, due to violence.

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