C’River: Gov Ayade loses Senate bid as PDP’s Jarigbe clinches seat


The Senator representing Nothern Senatorial District of Cross River in the National Assembly, Senator Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe of the Peoples Democratic party, PDP, has defeated Governor Ben Ayade to clinch the Senate seat.

Senator Jarigbe garnered 76,145 to defeat governor Ben Ayade, who polled 56, 595 votes in the exercise.

Declaring Sen. Jarigbe winner of the Senatorial election in the early hours of Monday, 27th , 2023, the returning officer, Dr. Emmanuel Emanghe, who spoke on behalf of Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, commended stakeholders for their peaceful conduct

Emanghe also lauded all security agents for giving the needed security support, which invariably led to successful and credible election.

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