The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Cross River State, Bassey Otu, has won 12 of the 15 local government areas results so far declared last night by the LGA collation officers.
He defeated his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Sandy Onor, who won in three local government areas.
Results from the three remaining local government areas, Obanliku, Boki and Akamkpa, were expected as collation was suspended till Monday.
The 12 local government areas won by Bassey include Yala, Calabar Municipal, Calabar South, Obudu, Yakurr, Akpabuyo, Biase, Etung, Odukpani, Bakassi, Obubra and Abi.
The three local government areas won by the PDP candidate are Ikom, Ogoja and Bekwarra.
There are 18 local government areas in Cross River State.
The governorship election Returning Officer for Cross River State, Prof Teddy Adias, presided over affairs at the Independent National Electoral Commission state headquarters in Calabar.
Cross River State Governorship Elections