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PDP Candidate Succeeds Her Late Husband, Wins By-election In Cross River

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PDP candidate succeeds her late husband, winning a by-election in Cross River

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday, December 6, declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the winner of the Cross River by-elections in Obudu constituency.

PDP candidate Maria Godwin Akwaji defeated her All Progressives Congress (APC) rival, Abor Adaje Godwin.

INEC Chief Electoral Officer, Prof. Abel Ezeoha, announced on Sunday that while Akwaji received 32, 166 votes, Godwin received only 3, 546 votes, Channels TV reported.

Maria is the wife of the late Akwaji, a state legislator who died in June 2020. The by-elections were held on Saturday, December 5.

In another news, Naija News reported that six policemen have been confirmed dead after their boat capsized in Ijaw South Local Government Area of ​​Bayelsa State.

The police officers were travelling ahead of the by-elections for the state assembly, which was held on Saturday in the state’s three senatorial constituencies.