The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the victory of its candidate in last Saturday’s governorship election in Cross River state, Liyel Imoke, as a sign that the people of the state are satisfied with his performance in the last five years and decided to reward him with massive support.

The party made the assertion in a press statement signed by it’s National Publicity Secretary, Rufai Ahmed Alkali, and released to the media in Abuja Monday and says the election was “a loud testimony to the unwavering confidence of the people of Cross River on the performance record of Governor Liyel Imoke”.

“With this unambiguous endorsement by the people of Cross River, we are doubly assured that sustaining the gains of Imoke’s last five years as well as assuring the future of the State is irreversible,” Mr. Alkali said.

The PDP also congratulated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the security agencies, and domestic observers for the peaceful conduct of the election adding that the result was a clear demonstration of the party’s strength in Cross River state.

“This election result has clearly once again demonstrated that Cross River is an impregnable fort of our great Party, the PDP,” the party’s spokesperson said.

While it congratulated Mr. Imoke and his deputy, Efiok Cobham, for the victory, the party called on all those who contested the election against the duo to join hands with them to ensure the success of their programmes.

After the Saturday polls, INEC declared that Mr. Imoke score a total of 451, 544 votes, about 90.11 per cent of total votes cast. His closest challenger, Usani Usani of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), had only 31,026 votes, about 6.19 percent.

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