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PDP tops Cross-river LG election result

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Following a fairly conducted election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been announced the winner of the 2020 Local Government election held in the 18 councils and 196 electoral wards of Cross River.

The election, contested by the All Progressive Congress (APC); Labour Party (LP); Young Progressive Party (YPP; New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and the PDP, was held on May 30 in all council areas of the state.

In Declaration of the result during a press briefing in Calabar, on Sunday, Dr Mike Ushie, Chairman, Cross River Independent Electoral Commission (CROSIEC), said that PDP won in all the 18 councils of the state.

Ushie said the PDP won in Akamkpa; Akpabuyo; Bakassi; Calabar Municipality; Calabar South; Etung; Ikom; Obubura; Odukpani; and Yakurr LGAs.

He said the party also won in Obanliku; Ogoja; Bekwarra; Obudu; Yala; Biase; Abi; and Boki councils.

Ushie said: “CROSIEC does not generate result. All the results we announced today came from the field. We only declare results and issue the Certificate of Return.

“The issuance of the certificate of return will be on June 2, unless otherwise announced,” he said.

Upon appreciating the journalists for their patience, the chairman added that results from some of the LGAs arrived late due to the terrain of those areas. (NAN)

Reported by: Fatimah Oyesanmi

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