Ayade Coasting To Victory In Cross River

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By CrossRiverWatch admin

Senator Ben Ayade and his Deputy, Ivara Esu
Senator Ben Ayade and his Deputy, Ivara Esu

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ben Ayade is obviously coasting home to victory as results of yesterday’s governorship election being announced at the collation center indicates.

Results collated from nine local governments including Ogoja, Bekwara, Bakassi, Akpabuyo, Calabar South, Calabar Municipality, Ikom, Obanlikwu gives the PDP candidate a comfortable lead ahead of his opponents.

Some of the results that were obtained by CrossRiverWatch show that in Akpabuyo LGA, won with 7,842 votes. He is followed by Odey Ochicha of the All Progressives Congress, APC who got 1,997 votes while Fidelis Ugbo of the Labor Party got 1,463 votes.

In Bekwara local government area, Ayade scored 13,784 votes to again push Odey Ochicha of the APC who won 5,881 votes to second position in his own local government with with Fidelis Ugbo also coming third again with 1,300 votes.

In Calabar Municipal Council, Ayade won 15,848 votes leaving Odey Ochicha (APC) in a distant second once more with 2, 706 votes only, while Fidelis Ugbo (LP) won a paltry 1,834.

In Calabar South, the PDP candidate still trounced his opponents winning 14,535 votes to Odey Ochicha’s 4,773 votes and Fidelis Ugbo’s 1,697.

CrossRiverWatch gathered reliable from sources in INEC that the remaining results will follow the same trend and eventually produce the PDP candidate as the next governor of the state.

The collation process is ongoing and our reporters are on the ground to bring you further details.

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