The outgoing Vice-Chancellor of the College of Calabar, Prof Zana Akpagu, has received the All Progressives Congress main for the October 31 by-election of the Northern Cross River State Senatorial seat.
Akpagu scored 75,492 votes to defeat his closest rival, Joe Agi (SAN) and three different contestants for the APC ticket.
The outcomes introduced by Mr Lazarus Undie, the Returning Officer for the social gathering noticed the closest aspirant within the race, Mr Joe Agi, SAN, polling twelve thousand eight hundred and 13 votes, whereas Harry Odey received 200 and thirty-nine votes. Mr Fidel Egoro scored twenty-seven votes whereas Mr Odey Ochicha received one thousand 600 and twelve votes.
Mr Undie whereas asserting the end result mentioned Akpagu who polled the very best votes within the contest has grow to be the flag bearer of the APC within the election scheduled for 31 October.
“Based mostly on what we’ve declared right here, we state that Professor Zana Akpagu, having scored the very best variety of votes on this contest is the winner of the APC Senatorial main election.”
The end result was introduced within the presence of Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, consultant, Mr Asuquo Afia who noticed the conduct of the election.