Calabar - The Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, has been declared the winner of the governorship election in the state.
Ayade polled a total of 342 016 votes, ahead of the All Progressives Congress candidate in the state, Odey Ochicha, with votes totalling 53 983.
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The Labour Party candidate, Fidelis Ugbo, garnered 36 918 votes.
State Collating Officer, Prof. Comfort Ekpo, declared Ayade the winner in the early hours of Monday in Calabar.