Woman Wins Her Late Husband’s Seat In Cross River By-election.

A woman has won her late husband’s seat in the by-election conducted yesterday in Cross River state. Abbey Ukpukpen, widow of a member of the Cross River House of Assembly, Stephen Ukpukpen, has taken over her husband’s seat, following her victory at the Obudu Constituency by-election, held on Saturday.

Abbey Ukpukpen

The late Ukpukpen’s seat was declared vacant after he passed on in May 2018.

Ukpukpen, who contested under PDP, scored 12,712 votes to beat Ishamali Bendel of APC, who had 4,345 votes.

The Returning Officer for the Obudu Constituency by-election, Tony Eyang, announced the result on Sunday.