Governor Ben Ayade has lost his bid to return to the Senate. The governor who is serving out his two-term as Governor of the state sought to replace Agom-Jarigbe as the Senator representing the Northern senatorial district of Cross River.
Ben Ayade who was in the Senate between 2011 and 2015, lost the National Assembly elections conducted on Saturday with 56,595 votes against Agom-Jarigbe of the Peoples Democratic Party who scored 76,145 votes.
The returning officer, Dr Emmanuel Emanghe, who spoke on behalf of the Independent National Electoral Commission announced the result of the polls around 3:05 a.m. on Monday.
The Punch reports that the re-elected Senator could not be issued with the Declaration Form after his declaration by the returning officer. issued with a temporary one pending when the original one will be brought.