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BREAKING!! Cross River PDP Crisis Deepens As INEC Shuns Court Order, Declares Winner of Senate Bye-Election

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BREAKING!! Cross River PDP Crisis Deepens As INEC Shuns Court Order, Declares Winner of Senate Bye-Election

 

Despite Thursday’s Federal High Court decision sitting in Abuja which directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to include and ng Jarigbe’s name as the authentic candidate on the list of candidates for the bye election scheduled for December 5, 2020, WeetalknaijaBlog can authoritavely report that INEC on Sunday evening allegedly declared Stephen Odey as the winner of the Cross River North Bye-Election.

 

He was declared the winner by the Senatorial bye-election returning officer, Prof Ameh Akoh.

According to report gathered by WeetalknaijaBlog, PDP scored a total of 129,207 votes to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 19,165 votes.

WeetalknaijaBlog confirmed that, the party’s candidate, Maria Godwin Akwaji, also won the Obudu State Constituency seat in the House of Assembly.

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In Ogoja, PDP polled 16,235 votes followed by APC with 2,634 votes. In Bekwarra, PDP got 21,195 followed by APC with 2,576 votes.

PDP also won in Obudu by a wide margin. It scored 31,551 votes followed by APC with 3,300 votes.

In Yala, PDP polled 45,718 votes, while APC won 8,081 votes.

The results were declared at the Independent National Electoral Commission’s office in Ogoja in the presence of the returning officer for the election and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Alex Ekwueme University, Ebonyi, Prof Omaka Nduka.

In the Obudu State Constituency bye-election, Maria Godwin Akwaji of the PDP was declared the winner. She polled 32,166 votes.

APC candidate, Abor Adaje came second. He got 3,546 votes.

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Read Thursday Judgement

The court in addition held that the primary election that produced Jarigbe as the candidate of the PDP was conducted with the authentic and legitimate delegates’ list of the ward and local government areas executives of the party.

The court went further to hold that Jarigbe, having scored the highest number of valid votes at the primary election, was validly nominated as the candidate of the PDP in the election.

The judge also declared that the PDP primary, where Jarigbe was elected, was duly monitored by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and therefore valid and in line with the law.

The court therefore directed INEC, sued as the second defendant, to include and publish Jarigbe’s name on the list of candidates for the bye election scheduled for December 5, 2020.

INEC was further ordered to give Jarigbe every other rights and privileges pertaining to his lawful qualification and nomination as the PDP candidate.

 

BREAKING!! Cross River PDP Crisis Deepens As INEC Shuns Court Order, Declares Winner of Senate Bye-Election

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