On the 12th - 14th December, 2016 CROSIEC had a town hall meetings with political parties, stakeholders, youth leaders, civil society organizations, traditional rulers, security agencies across the three senatorial districts of the Cross River State.


The New Commission under the Leadership of Dr. Ushie Michael Anake, warmly welcomes you.


The Cross River State Independent Electoral Commission (CROSIEC) came into being by the State Law No. 2, Cap. 18, Vol. 3 of 2002 but in force on the 31st day of October, 2004 in compliance with section 197 (1) (B) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended. Part II of the third schedule of the same Constitution states as follows. 

The Commission shall have the power:

To organize, undertake and supervise all Elections to Local Government Councils within the State.

To render such advise as it may consider necessary to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the compilation of the Register of Voters in so far as that register is applicable to Local Government Elections in the State.

In addition to this, section 10 of the Law stipulates:-

To clear and or disqualify candidates intending of contest Local Government Elections in the State and other matters that are necessarily incidental to their functions; and

To carry out such other functions as may be conferred on it by Law. An example of this is the conduct of Voters Education to Create awareness on the electorate on matters pertaining to Elections.


Pursuant to the above, the Commission has from the year 2004 to date conducted Local Government Elections four (4) times. In 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013 respectively. In all, the performance of the Commission has been a steady progress. All the elections have been free, fair and credible.

In 2004and 2007 even though PDP won convincingly all the Chairmanship positions, other parties won strategies Councillorship positions.

In 2010 as against 2007 were no woman was elected, eight (8) Women won Councillorship seats, three (3) Vice-Chairmen and indeed won (1) Chairmanship.

Here also other parties increased their Councillorship seats to seven (7). For 2013 Elections, the sudden registration of APC as a merger party barred the parties in the merger from participating in the elections for the new party could not qualify by Law to field candidates.

The State Independent Electoral Commission has therefore contributed in no small way in the stability of the polity, public election awareness, interest of women to participate in elections, confidence in the ballot box, and in general an atmosphere of political tranquility in the State.


Cross River State has 2,266 Polling Unit

2015 post election data

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