A former lawmaker, who represented Cross River South in the National Assembly, Sen. Bassey Otu, on Wednesday, emerged the governorship flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress, (APC).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that at the party’s governorship primary election, was held at the U.J Esuene Stadium in Calabar.

Sen. Otu emerged winner after scoring 811 votes to defeat his opponents, Sen. John Owan-Enoh who got 84 votes and Mr Chris Agara, 63 votes.

The result was announced by Mr Mohammed Kolo, Chairman of the party’s Primary Election Committee.

Chairman of the APC in Cross River, Mr Alphonsus Eba, congratulated Otu on his victory, which he described as ‘landslide’.

Sen. Bassey Otu wins Cross River APC guber primary