Former Senate Minority Leader Senator Godswill Akpabio has misplaced his reelection bid.
Prof Peter Ikor Ogban the returning officer for Ikot Ekpene senatorial district broadcasts in Uyo, following the statement from Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police that he can’t present safety for the outcome to be announce in Ikot Ekpene.
Akpabio, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial district, secured 83, 158 as towards 118, 215 votes for Chris Ekpenyong of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).
His Excellency, Engr. Dr. Chris Ekpenyong of PDP declared Senator Elect
Meanwhile, Senator Akpabio has petitioned the INEC REC, Mr Mike Igini, saying “it was unfair to the APC for the REC to single out Essien Udim’s votes for a recount.
He demand querying of card reader/recount of votes from all 10 Local Government Areas of Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District. He additionally name on INEC to repair a date for a rerun election in Obot Akara and announce the Essien Udim outcomes,” .