April 22, 2024

C’River: Gov Ayade loses senate bid as Jarigbe clinches seat

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C’River: Gov Ayade loses senate bid as Jarigbe clinches seat

The Senator representing the Northern Senatorial District of Cross River State in the National Assembly, Sen Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has defeated Governor Ben Ayade to clinch the senatorial seat.

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

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

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

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