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Cross River: APC wins Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency by-election

The APC’s Jude Ngaji scored 22,778 votes to defeat Mike Usibe of the PDP, who polled 20,590 votes.

• February 27, 2022

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Jude Ngaji of the All Progressives Congress winner of the Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency by-election in Cross River.

INEC Returning Officer for the election, John Edor, announced the result on Sunday in Ogoja.

Mr Edor said that Mr Ngaji scored 22,778 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mike Usibe of the Peoples Democratic Party, who garnered 20,590 votes.

Reacting, Alphonsus Eba, the state APC chairman, commended INEC, stating that “The use of BVAS facilitated free and fair elections.”

Venatius Ikem, the state PDP chairman, said his party was still studying the situation and will respond at the most appropriate time.

The election was to fill the vacuum created after lawmaker Jarigbe Agom left to represent Cross River North at the Senate.

(NAN)

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