The winner of the August 11, 2018 house of assembly bye-election in Obudu local government area of northern Cross River State, Mrs. Abbey Ukpukpen has expressed gratitude to the good people of Obudu, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, all political stakeholders and leaders as well as the first family, His Excellency, Senator Prof. Ben Ayade and his wife for their care and support to the Late Rt.Hon. Stephen Ukpukpen and family.
Continuing, she averred that: “The overwhelming support displayed by all those who turned out to vote was indeed a vote to honor the memory of my late husband, Rt. Hon. Stephen Akomaye Ukpuken who held the ideals of simplicity, approachability, integrity and contentment close to heart. I will like to assure the Obudu people that this new mandate will not deviate from those ideals.”
Mrs. Ukpukpen polled 12,712 votes to beat three other contenders last weekend in the bye-election. She is expected to be sworn-in in a few days after receiving the certificate of return.