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Assembly Updates#RoadTo2023: Parties field 187 Candidates for 25 seats in Cross River Assembly

#RoadTo2023: Parties field 187 Candidates for 25 seats in Cross River Assembly


Ahead of elections into the Cross River State House of Assembly, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says a total of one hundred and eighty-seven candidates will be running for the 25 available seats in the legislature.

INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Cross River, Dr. Cyril Omorogbe, in disclosing this at a news conference in Calabar, added that the candidates are from eleven parties 

For the National Assembly seats, the commission revealed that the 11 parties are fielding 69 candidates for the eight House of Representatives seats and 28 for the Senatorial elections to be held across the three Senatorial seats.

Dr. Omorogbe also noted that the eleven parties would also be jostling for the sole governorship position.

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The election management body had in February. scheduled February 25, 2023 for the Presidential and National Assembly elections, while the Governorship and State Assembly elections are slated for March 11, 2023.

This is in accordance with the schedule of activities for the General Elections it released by the commission, where campaigns are expected to commence on September 28 and October 12 for the Presidential/NASS and Governorship/State Assembly Elections respectively.

Omorogbe also disclosed that Cross River had 322,351 new registrants in the just concluded voters registration.

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“The total completed registration recorded in the State at the close of Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) is 322,351 as well as 58,305 voter transfers and 20,822 PVC replacements.

“A total of 73 Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Voter Enrolment Device (VED) were deployed to the 19 Registration centres in Cross River State (i.e. the 18 LGA offices and the State office) during the exercise,” he added.

On collection of Permanent Voters Card (PVCs), Dr. Cyril said the collection would continue in all the Local Government Area (LGAs) offices of the State, while 69,016 PVCs remained uncollected from 2011 to date.


Tammy Asawo-Fila
Tammy Asawo-Fila
A quick-thinking, result-oriented and creative individual with a burning devotion to work and people skills. A Law Graduate from the North American University, Benin Republic, he is currently a Programme Assistant at OrderPaper Nigeria where he does research, data analysis, and reports news.
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