The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Cross River Senatorial bye-election that was held on Saturday, Dr Stephen Odey, has been declared the winner of the election.
This is even as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Lagos East Senatorial bye-election, Tokunbo Abiru, has defeated his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi, to emerge winner of the election.
Dr. Odeh, was declared the winner of the Cross River North Senatorial election by Prof Ameh Akoh, the Senatorial returning officer.
Odey scored a total of 129,207 votes to defeat his closest rival Joe Agi of the All Progressives Congress, who scored 19,165 votes.
The party’s candidate, Maria Godwin Akwaji, also won the Obudu State Constituency seat in the House of Assembly.
Honourable Maria Godwin Akwaji of the PDP was declared the winner as she polled 32,166 votes to defeat the APC candidate, Abor Adaje who got 3,546 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.
Relatedly, the senator-elect for Lagos-East senatorial district and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Tokunbo Abiru, has promised to translate his campaign promises into tangible outcomes for his constituents and Lagos as a whole.
Abiru, who spoke in a ‘Victory Speech’ shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission declared him winner of the Lagos-East bye-election on Sunday, polled 89,204 votes, while his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi, scored 11,251 votes.