The Cross River Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Calabar has affirmed the victory of Ben Ayade of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the March 9 poll.
Speaking on his victory, Ayade who released a statement through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Christian Ita, described the tribunal judgement as a mere reaffirmation of his resounding victory at the poll, adding that he was not surprised at the verdict since his victory was never in doubt.
The Governor dedicated his victory to God, the great people of Cross River State and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) family, stating that the will of the people has been explicitly reinforced.
Ayade added that prior to his victory, he had no doubt that he would emerge victorious at the tribunal as he expressed full confidence in the judicial system.
He insisted that the affirmation of his election by the tribunal will further embolden him to deliver on his campaign promises, noting that he will consolidate on what his administration started four years ago, which is the aggressive industrialization of the state.