Ndoma-Egba wins APC Cross River State Central senatorial ticket

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Former Senate Leader and Board Chairman, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, has emerged as the Cross River Central senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He pulled 50,729 votes to beat Prof. Oka Martins who came second with 19, 349 votes. Other contestants, Anderson Rickets and Henry Ayuk, scored 302 and 252 votes respectively.

Ndoma-Egba thanked God for the second chance to represent his people, saying: “I still believe that the highest honour any people can give to anybody is to ask that the person represents them.

For me, it is an honour to once again represent my people.”

Also, in Cross River South, Senator Bassey Otu pulled 44,172 votes over his rival, Mrs. Mayen Mbuk, who got 1,270 votes to clinch the APC ticket.

However, a former Deputy Speaker in Cross River State House of Assembly, Chief Dominc Aqua, yesterday scored 12,330 votes to be returned unopposed for the Calabar South, Akpabuyo and Bakassi Federal Constituency.

Others nominated were Bassey Akiba, who had just defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to seek representation of Calabar Municipality and Odukpani in the House of Representatives with 14,571 votes over Essesien Bassey Edem, who got 2,045 votes.

Also nominated was a former state PDP legislator, Obo Bassey Mkpanam, now seeking to represent Akamkpa and Biase Federal Constituency with 12,006 votes above Ejemot Esu with 606 votes.

In another development, the PDP member representing Isu, Njaba, Nkwerre and Nwangele Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Jones Onyeriri, has been declared winner of the primary.

Onyeriri polled 811 votes to defeat also a former federal lawmaker, Dr. Thank God Ezeani, who had 436 votes.

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