Dr. Alex Egbona, All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Abi / Yakurr federal Constituency in Cross River State, has won the rerun election held in two wards of Ekureku in Abi local government area within the federal constituency.
The State Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Dr. Alalibo Johnson, confirmed that APC’s Alex scored 29, 716 to defeat his close rival, PDP’s John Gaul-Lebo who scored 26, 036. A petition from the PDP candidate led to the order of court for the rerun election.
The Re-run was also held for some wards in the state house of assembly constituency seat in Abi local government area.
In the result announced by INEC for the Abi state constituency seat, PDP’s Davies Ettah scored 13, 349 to defeat APC’s Inah Iwara who had 8, 797.
The Re-run elections was conducted in 33 polling units in the state out which 8 was concealed following hijack of materials by unknown gunmen.
The area where the election was concealed had 5606 registered voters. INEC was silent over the difference in the concealed result and the declared figures. However, the rerun election was largely peaceful and recorded huge voters turnout.
Earlier, The Herald reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in Saturday’s rerun election for Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency, Abdulmuminu Jibrin, alleged that his mandate was stolen at the polls.
Jibrin, however, said he would not go to Tribunal to challenge the outcome and would work with the winner to advance the interest of the constituency.
In a statement he issued to newsmen in Kano on Sunday, Jibrin alleged that election did not take place in most areas, but results written and announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
“The Kiru/Bebeji re-run election was held on Saturday 25th January 2020 as scheduled. My constituents came out en mass to exercise their civic responsibility.