Ayade in comfortable lead in Cross River


Cross River State governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof Ben Ayade, was in a comfortable lead after the collation of results of 14 out of 18 local government areas of the state.

In the results submitted by the various returning officers at the state collation centre at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Calabar, Ayade scored 268, 891 while the All Progressives Congress came second with 89, 976.

The senator representing Central Senatorial District, John Owan-Enoh and Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Usani, are laying claim to the governorship ticket of the party in Cross River.

At about 8.30pm the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Frankland Briyai, announced there would be a one-hour break while results from the remaining four local government areas were being awaited.