The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Maria Godwin Akwaji, in the Obudu State constituency of Cross River State as the winner of the election
INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Abel Ezeoha, In announcing the results said Akwaji won with a landslide victory of 32, 166 votes beating her closest opponent of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abor Adaje Godwin who garnered 3, 546 votes.
The seat of Obudu State constituency became vacant following the death of the former occupant, Godwin Akwaji who died in June
Akwaji died at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital two weeks after he was admitted.
Although his death could not be ascertained, there have been rumours that the late lawmaker had COVID-19 complications