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March 18 elections: C’River lawmaker wins third term

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Mr. Hilary Bisong, the lawmaker who represents Boki II State Constituency in the Cross River House of Assembly, the victor of the constituency election (INEC).

Dr. Vera Obi-Besong, the INEC returning officer, announced on Sunday that Bisong had won the election with the most votes cast in the constituency.

According to Obi-Besong, Bisong received 7,412 votes, beating out PDP candidate Walter Nandi-Esom, who received 7,130 votes, and New Nigeria People Party (NNPP) candidate Atsu Obi, who received 961 votes, for second place.

The returning officer put the valid votes cast at 16,091 and the rejected 327.

“I, Dr Vera Obi-Besong, the returning officer for Boki II state constituency election, hereby declare Mr Hilary Bisong as the winner of the election and he is hereby returned elected.

“Hilary Bisong has satisfied the electoral requirement as the candidate with the highest number of votes cast in the election,” she said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Bisong would be returning back to the assembly as a third term lawmaker. (NAN)

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