INEC to commence collation of Cross River election result Sunday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the collation centre for the Cross River governorship and state house of assembly elections opened.

Late Saturday, at the INEC Secretariat in Calabar, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Cross River, Gabriel Yomere, declared the event open.

Mr Yomere also used the opportunity to introduce Prof. Teddy Adies, State Returning Officer for the election.

On his part, Mr Adies said the collation of results at the state level was after each of the results had been announced at the local government level.

The returning officer, who is from Federal University Otueke, asked if any LGA was ready with their result and since none was, postponed the collation to 5:00 p.m. Sunday.

He said by then, many results would have come in for the collation to fully commence.

Members of the Inter Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) in Cross River witnessed the event.