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2012 Cross River State gubernatorial election

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Dec 16, 2021

The 2012 Cross River State gubernatorial election occurred in Nigeria on February 25, 2012. The PDP nominee Liyel Imoke won the election, defeating Usani Uguru Usani of the ACN.[1][2][3][4]

2012 gubernatorial election in Cross River State, Nigeria

2012 Cross River State gubernatorial election
 2007 February 25, 2012 2015 
 
Nominee Liyel Imoke Usani Uguru Usani
Party PDP ACN
Running mate Efiok Cobham Abdulrazak Namdas
Popular vote 451,544 31,026

Governor before election

Liyel Imoke
PDP

Elected Governor

Liyel Imoke
PDP

Liyel Imoke emerged PDP candidate candidate. He picked Efiok Cobham as his running mate.[5][6]Usani Uguru Usani was the ACN candidate.[7][8]

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The Governor of Cross River State is elected using the plurality voting system.

The PDP primary election was held on January 23, 2012. Liyel Imoke emerged PDP flag bearer after polling 737 votes and defeating his closest rival, former Nigerian Ambassador to Mali and former PDP state chairman, Soni Abang who scored 3. He picked Efiok Cobham as his running mate.[9][10][11][12][13]

The ACN primary election was held in February 6, 2012. Usani Uguru Usani emerged the party’s flag bearer after defeating his closest rival, Mike Ogar.[14][15][16]

Candidate Party Votes %
Liyel Imoke People’s Democratic Party 451,544 93.57
Usani Uguru Usani Action Congress of Nigeria 31,026 6.43
Total 482,570 100.00
Source: Channels TV
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  6. “2012 poll: Supreme Court judgment didn’t disqualify me – Imoke”. Vanguard News. January 29, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  7. “ACN candidate says Cross River governorship election is not credible”. Channels Television. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  8. “Crisis as two governorship flag-bearers emerge in C/River ACN”. Daily Trust. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  9. “Imoke coronation or real contest? – Ghanamma.com”. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  10. Live, PM NEWS (January 24, 2012). “Imoke Floors Abang For PDP Gov Ticket”. P.M. News. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  11. “C/RIVER PDP GUBER PRIMARY: HOW IMOKE FLOORED OPPONENTS”. Nigerian Voice. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  12. “Imoke wins PDP guber ticket”. Vanguard News. January 23, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  13. “Cross River 2012 PDP primary as model”. Vanguard News. February 1, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  14. “ACN: We don’t have two governorship candidates in Cross River -“. The Eagle Online. February 13, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  15. “C/River guber: Two candidates fly ACN’s flag”. Vanguard News. February 13, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  16. “CROSS RIVER GUBER: Who takes the day?”. Vanguard News. February 24, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2021.

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