Senator Onor Wins Cross River PDP Gubernatorial Primary

Sandy Onor, a senator representing the central district of the state of Cross River on Thursday, chose the governor’s ticket from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 general election. Mr. Onor defeated a fellow senator, Gershom Bassey, who represents the Southern District. The winner of the primary, Onor got 236 votes, while Bassey got 175. Another candidate, Daniel Asuquo, who is a member of the House of Representatives, obtained 147 votes. Babajide Coker, chairman of the primary elections committee, said 591 voters out of 594 were registered and 591 ballots were cast. Coker added that 571 votes were valid while 20 votes were annulled. “By the powers vested in me as chair of the election committee for the governors’ convention in Cross River, I hereby declare Senator Sandy Onor the winner of the election. “Having obtained the highest number of votes, he is hereby returned and elected,” he said. Speaking about the victory, Onor said that God was about to do something new at Cross River. He said he would offer the state “different” leadership. “We will take the state back to where it used to be, where people would come and see a clean, green environment,” he said. The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reported that other contestants were Arthur Archibong with six votes, Nkoyo Toyo with four votes, Imah Adegoke with one vote and Philia Henshaw with two votes. NAN reported that the challenger, Effiok Cobham, a former lieutenant governor of Cross River State, dropped out of the race a few hours before the election. (YAYA) SEE: Governor Yahaya Bello’s roadmap to Hope 2023 Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Senator Onor Wins Cross River PDP Gubernatorial Primary