OBUDU: PDP In Early Lead As Low Turnout Mark Assembly Bye-Election

In Breaking News, Politics, Reports

By Jeremiah Archibong, Jonathan Ugbal and Ushang Ewa

The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the house of assembly bye-election in Obudu, Abbey Ukpukpen has raced to an early lead.

Results from seven out of ten wards announced so far shows Mrs. Ukpukpen is far ahead of her contenders from three other parties.

Her major contender is Mr. Bendebel Ishamali of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) and the Mega Party of Nigeria (MPN) also fielded candidates.

CrossRiverWatch had reported that collation has commenced.

Below are some of the results so far.

Ward 4 – Ipong

Polling Units – 11
Registered Voters – 9,222
Accredited Voters – 1,857
Votes Cast – 1,698
Rejected votes – 18
APC – 330
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 – 1023

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

So far, 10,255 out of a possible 47,281 registered voters were accredited with 9,663 valid votes casted and 294 rejected totalling 9,957 votes cast.

PDP leads with 6,916 followed by APC at 2,639. MPN comes third with 91 while ADC has scored 89 votes.

The results of three wards; 1 (Alege/Ubang), 2(Angiaba/Begiaka) and 3(Begianding) are still being expected at the local government collation center.

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