Sen. John Owan-Enoh has been declared winner of the All Progressive Congress gubernatorial primaries in Cross River.
Owan-Enoh represents Cross River Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly.
Announcing the result on Tuesday in Calabar, Mr Ali Magaji, Chairman of Electoral Committee, said that Owan-Enoh scored a total of 82,272 votes out of the 101,212 votes cast.
He said that Mr Edem Duke, a former Minister of Culture and Tourism got 7,367 votes while the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Usani Usani had 1,778 votes.
“As we are all aware, this exercise started on Sept. 30 with the distribution of materials to the various political wards across the state.
“The total number of accredited voters in the election was 106,212. We recorded 117 invalid votes and votes cast was 101,212.
“The election was conducted across the state in a peaceful manner under the watch of security agents and the Independent National Electoral Commission.
“With the powers conferred on me by the National Working Committee of the party, I hereby declare Sen. Owan-Enoh winner of the gubernatorial primaries in Cross River.
“He is now the candidates of the APC in Cross River ahead of the next year governorship election in the state,” he said.
Magaji called on other aspirants to work closely with Owan-Enoh with a view to win the state in 2019.
Speaking to newsmen after his victory, Owan-Enoh expressed happiness with the result, saying that the people of Cross River have spoken in unity.
He explained that the state was in dire need of leadership change and thereby solicited the supports of all stakeholders of the party ahead of the elections.
Owan-Enoh promised not to disappoint the mandate of the people if elected into office as governor.
Breast Cancer Patients In Ondo State To Benefit From N9.5m Aid
Someindigent breast cancer patients in Ondo state will benefit from the largesse of some Ondo state political appointees who have donated nine and a half million Naira to assist in the cost of their treatment.
Ondo state Governor’s wife, Betty Akeredolu announced the gift during the forum for wives of Ondo state officials summit on Thursday in Akure.
Mrs. Akeredolu said women were very important in nation-building, and that the Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria will continue to work to ensure that no woman in the state was killed by the deadly disease.
The nine and a half million Naira donation was raised through auctions.
Nigeria Remains Third Most Terrorized Country In The World
Nigeria still holds the unenviable position as the third most terrorized country in the world.
The 2018 global terrorism index, released on Wednesday, says this is as a result of the spate of terrorism in Nigeria. It also points to what it called the “increase in violence involving Fulani extremists”. The report says this is happening as deaths committed by Boko Haram are falling..
Nigeria is ranked only below Iraq and Afghanistan, both in first and second positions.
This year alone, hundreds of Nigerians have been killed in attacks by suspected herdsmen as well as clashes between the herders and farmers/communities.
States worst hit in the attacks are Plateau, Benue, Zamfara, Taraba and others.
The report also noted that, compared to the peak of “terrorist deaths” in 2014, “the largest falls in the number of deaths occurred in Iraq, Nigeria, and Pakistan.
First Phase Of Second Niger Bridge To Be Completed By February 2019
By the end of February next year, the Federal Government will be ready to deliver the completed first phase of the second Niger bridge that cost more than 200 billion Naira.
The Bridge is now sixteen percent completed with a total direct Federal Government funding of 33 billion Naira under the presidential infrastructure development fund.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Uche Orji, gave the completion date while updating journalists on the level of work on the bridge so far.
Orji said, when completed, the six lane bridge would ease the transportation gridlock on the Asaba-Onitsha corridor linking the eastern and western parts of the country and beyond.
The bridge will be completed in three phases.
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