Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was on Tuesday, February 26, declared the winner of the presidential election in Cross River state by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party polled 295,737 votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress. The APC candidate scored 117, 302 votes.
INEC reported that there were electoral issues in 26 polling units, thereby affecting not less than 132,189 voters.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that INEC had directed its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Cross River to remove the names of all candidates of APC from the ballot for the general elections.
REC Frankland Briyai disclosed this to newsmen on Friday, February 23, in Calabar. According to him, the decision is in compliance with a Federal High Court order which recognises the Etim John-led state executive council of the party.
The court consequently ordered the commission to recognise only candidates from the John-led state Executive council.
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However, INEC directed that the names and logo of the party should be retained, pending when the National Working Committee of APC would submit the names of candidates from the Etim John executive.
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