- The APC has rejected the result of the governorship and state assembly election in Cross River
- The party said its leadership would seek legal means to redress the situation
- INEC had earlier announced PDP incumbent governor, Ben Ayade, as winner of the governorship election
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River has rejected results of Saturday’s Governorship and State House of Assembly elections announced by INEC.
The acting chairman of the party in Cross River, John Ochala, in a statement on Monday, March 11, said the party has dissociated itself from the governorship and House of Assembly elections.
Ochala assured members of the APC in the state that its leadership would seek legal means to redress the situation.
He, therefore, urged them to remain calm, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on Monday, declared the incumbent governor, Benedict Ayade of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of Saturday’s election.
According to INEC, Ayade polled 381,484 votes as against 131,161 polled by Senator John Owan-Enoh, the governorship candidate of the APC.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Borno chapter of the PDP rejected the governorship election result declared by the INEC in the state.
However, the Action Peoples Party (APP) and Alliance of Social Democrats (ASD) hailed the election and pledged to support the incoming APC government.
INEC had declared the APC candidate, Prof. Babagana Zulum, winner of the Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
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