Despite Not Voting, PDP’s Abbey Ukpukpen Wins Obudu Assembly Bye-Election (Full Result)

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By Jeremiah Archibong, Jonathan Ugbal and David Nsa

The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the concluded Obudu state assembly bye-election, Mrs. Abbey Ukpukpen has emerged winner having scored 12,712 votes despite not voting.

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Bendebel Ishamali polled 4,345 votes to emerge runner up while Mr. Awafung Clement of the Mega Party of Nigeria (MPN) came third with 132 votes with Mr. Agwupuye John of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) scoring the least votes having polled 114.

The returning officer, Dr. Anthony Enya while announcing the results said 4,667 people were disenfranchised due to hijacking of materials.

Enya, who is the chairman of the University of Calabar branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, then proceeded to announce Mrs. Ukpukpen winner having met the criteria to that effect.

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Below are the voting details per ward:

Ward 1 – Alege/Ubang

Registered voters – 7, 259
Accredited voters – 3, 312
Votes cast – 3, 312
Valid votes – 3, 220
Rejected votes – 92
ADC – 8
APC – 496
MPN – 9
PDP – 1, 921

Ward 2 – Angiaba/Begiaka

Registered voters – 6, 892
Accredited voters – 1, 780
Votes cast – 1, 788
Valid votes – 1, 599
Rejected votes – 181
ADC -10
APC – 398
MPN – 19
PDP – 1,172

Ward 3 – Begiading

Registered voters – 8, 476
Accredited voters – 2, 833
Votes cast – 2, 789
Valid votes – 2, 749
Rejected votes – 40
ADC – 07
APC – 812
MPN – 09
PDP – 1, 921

Ward 4 – Ipong

Polling Units – 11
Registered Voters – 9, 222
Accredited Voters – 1, 857
Votes cast – 1, 698
Valid votes – 1, 680
Rejected votes – 18
ADC – 04
APC – 330
MPN – 10
PDP – 1, 336

Ward 5 – Urban 1

Polling Units – 15
Registered voters – 13, 126
Accredited voters – 2, 432
Votes cast – 2, 429
Valid votes – 2, 377
Rejected votes – 52
ADC – 21
APC – 609
MPN – 13
PDP – 1, 734

Ward 6 – Urban 2

Registered voters – 5, 013
Accredited voters – 1, 258
Votes cast – 1, 245
Valid votes – 1, 176
Rejected votes – 69
ADC – 09
APC – 414
MPN – 10
PDP – 743

Ward 7 – Ukpe

Polling units – 8
Registered voters – 4, 820
Accredited voters – 1, 342
Votes cast – 1, 342
Valid votes – 1, 305
Rejected votes – 37
ADC – 03
APC – 265
MPN – 14
PDP – 1, 023

Ward 8 – Utugwang Central

Polling units – 8
Registered voters – 5, 247
Accredited voters – 1, 109
Votes cast – 1, 109
Valid votes – 1, 070
Rejected votes – 39
ADC – 21
APC – 390
MPN – 16
PDP – 643

Ward 9 – Utugwang North

Polling units – 8
Registered voters – 4, 876
Accredited voters – 1, 047
Votes cast – 951
Valid votes – 925
Rejected votes – 26
ADC – 18
APC – 391
MPN – 07
PDP – 581

Ward 10 – Utugwang South

Polling units – 9
Registered voters – 4, 917
Accredited voters – 1, 210
Votes cast – 1, 183
Valid votes – 1, 130
Rejected votes – 53
ADC – 13
APC – 240
MPN – 21
PDP – 856

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