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APC’s Bassey Otu wins Cross River guber election

 


Bassey Otu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Cross River, has been declared the winner of the gubernatorial poll in the state.

 

Teddy Charles, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) returning officer in the state, said Otu polled 258,619 votes to defeat Sandy Onor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 179,636.

 

Otu won in 15  of the 18 LGAs in the state.

 

Otu will succeed Ben Ayade, the incumbent governor.

 

Otu was a former house of representatives member from 2003 – 2011 where he represented the Calabar municipal/Odukpani constituency of Cross River.

 

Running on the platform of the PDP, Otu was elected in 2011 as a senator and represented Cross River south in the red chamber.

 

While serving as a rep member, the 63-year-old Otu was the chairman of the house committee on petroleum (upstream), vice chairman of house committee on national population, and member of committees on power, ministry of Niger Delta, inter-parliamentary relations, inter-intra party relations, environment, water resources, and defense.

 

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