Connect with us

news

PDP candidate wins Reps bye-election in Cross River

Published

on

The Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mrs. Abbey Ukpukpen, has won Saturday’s Obudu State Constituency Bye-Election into the Cross River House of Assembly.

Mrs. Abbey Ukpukpen is the widow of a member of the Assembly, Stephen Ukpukpen, who died in May.

His seat was declared vacant following his death.

The State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Frankland Briyai, announced the result on Sunday in Obudu, headquarters of Obudu Local Government.

According to Briyai, the PDP candidate scored 12,712 votes to beat her closest rival, Mr. Ishamali Bendel, of the All Progressives Congress who scored 4,345 votes.

Other results include: Awafang Angiating of Mega Party of Nigeria, who scored 132 votes; and Agwupuye Umeka of African Democratic Party, who scored 114 votes to place third and fourth, respectively.

“Total valued votes 17,303; rejected votes 607; total votes cast 17,910; total number of registered voters 69,908, ‘’ he said.

The REC commended the Electorate for the peaceful conduct of the exercise and urged them to replicate the same disposition in the 2019 year’s general elections.

Mrs. Abbey Ukpukpen, a staff of the University of Calabr, will now replace her late husband in the Assembly.

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Latest News

Tech12 hours ago

COED Students protest over non-payment of salaries arrears to lecturers

The Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin Students took to the street on Monday, to protest non-payment of their lecturers...

Politics13 hours ago

Reps make U-turn on reconvening moves

The leadership of the National Assembly has changed its decision to reconvene on Tuesday, ROYAL NEWS reports. The Spokesperson of...

Metro13 hours ago

See what FRSC did to the N.4m found on accident victim in Kwara

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kwara Command, on Monday returned N410,000 to the family of one Adamu Ibrahim who...

news14 hours ago

Update on sacked DSS DG (READ FULL PRESS STATEMENT)

The attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been drawn to the circulation of fake information and videos...

Politics14 hours ago

BREAKING…..Buhari declares his running mate for second term bid

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, would still remain his running mate in the 2019 presidential...

news15 hours ago

INEC boss gets favourable rulings against Abuja Court

    Following the issuance of arrest warrant on the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu,...

news18 hours ago

Inferno destroys 21 shops in Maiduguri

An outburst of fire razed about 21 shops at Fish Market in Maiduguri on Sunday night. Mr Ambursa Pindar, the...

news2 days ago

PDP candidate wins Reps bye-election in Cross River

The Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mrs. Abbey Ukpukpen, has won Saturday’s Obudu State Constituency Bye-Election into the Cross...

Celebrities2 days ago

Court restricts newly appointed Obaro of Kabba

 An High Court sitting in Lokoja has granted an order of interlocutory injunction restraining Chief Solomon Owoniyi from parading himself...

Politics2 days ago

APC wins NASS bye-election in Katsina (SEE FULL RESULTS)

Alhaji Ahmed Babba-Kaita of the All Progressives Congress (APC ), has won the bye-election conducted in the Katsina North Senatorial...

Advertisement

Copyright © 2017 Royal News.

%d bloggers like this: