Prof. Zana Akpagu, outgoing Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, has emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the October 31, 2020, bye-election for the Northern Cross River State Senatorial seat.
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Akpagu scored 75,490 votes to defeat his closest rival Joe Agi (SAN) and three other contestants for the APC ticket.
Agi polled 12,813 votes, followed by Odey Ochicha who got 1,612 votes, Harry Odey who got 239 votes, and Mr Fidel Egoro who scored 27 votes.
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The results were announced by Lazarus Undie, the Senatorial Returning Officer for the party.
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The result was announced in the presence of Asuquo Afia, the representative of the Independent National Electoral Commission, who observed the conduct of the election with the Zonal Organising Secretary of the party, Atsu Liberty.