BY MAYOWA SAMUEL
Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, has defeated other presidential candidates in Cross River State.
The state collation officer, Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, declared the results at the state collation centre in Calabar on Tuesday morning.
According to him, Obi won the election with 179,917 votes while APC scored 130,520 votes.
The PDP got 95,425 votes, while NNPP scored 1,644 votes.
“Total valid votes were 416,968, while rejected votes are 24,608. The total votes cast is 441,576,” he added.
Sighting the geographical peculiarities of the state for the delay, Resident Electoral Commissioner, Gabriel Yomere, apologised for the late collation of the results.