It was a one way traffic for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Cross River State following commencement of the declaration of the just concluded local government council election results by the Cross River State Independent Electoral Commission, CROSIEC in Calabar.
The candidates of the PDP for both the chairmanship and councillorship positions have so far won all the 10 local government areas as announced by CROSIEC. Announcement of the results will continue at 6 pm.
Declaring the results, CROSIEC Chairman, Dr. Mike Ushie said the results were not manufactured by the commission.
“We only declare the results as provided by the various polling units across the 18 local government areas.”
Below is the results as announced so far:
PDP’s Linus Bassey who was unopposed scored 50, 422 votes and 95.6%
PDP: Emmanuel Offiong Bassey scored 24, 618 while Nsang Michael Orok of the APC scored 2,005 votes
PDP: Hon. Iyadem Aponi Iyadem scored 7, 674
Calabar Municipal LGA
PDP: Prince Efefiong Nta Eke – 31, 183
APC: Bassey Okon Bassey – 1, 545
Labour: Ekeng Maurice Bassey – 315
Calabar South LGA
PDP: Esther Edet Bassey – 49, 347
APC: Hon. Patrick Okon Archibong – 3, 234
PDP: Etuk John Nkong – 26, 694
APC: Nko Nta Eteng – 413
PDP: Egumi Kingsley Namgbe – 48, 169
PDP: Bassey Agara Tom – 75, 082
APC: Agbo Martins Okon – 1, 178
PDP: Mrs. Justina Joseph Edem – 33, 208
PDP: Obeten Ofem Ebri – 70, 339
APC: Ekamon Prince – 833
Meanwhile, APC Chieftain in the state, Chuks Agube has said the election was marred by gross inadequacies as election materials for two wards in Abi Local Government Area were still in the custody of the people.
“The materials are in our custody. The only thing we don’t have are the result sheets, every other thing are in our custody.
“They did not even thumbprint even one single thing. There was no single printing of ballot paper and they did not vote anything at all in Igbo Imabana Ward 1 and 2 and Ekureku Ward 1 and 2 of Abi Local Government Area.
“They only removed result sheets, filled it and submitted to CROSIEC. All other materials are with us; we took them to the police station and when we got there we didn’t see anyone,”Agube revealed.
“There was a mass protest involving over 17,000 voters in Ekureku ward 1 & 2 as well as Igbo Imabana ward 1 & 2, both in Abi Local Government Area over alleged fake election result sheets during the election on Saturday.