The Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Christopher Ekpenyong, has again defeated Senator Godswill Akpabio, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the January 25, 2020, re-run election for Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District, which held in Essien Udim Local Government Council.
Senator Ekpenyong of the PDP polled a total of 134,717 votes, while Akpabio scored a total of 83,820 votes.
INEC Returning Officers, Professor Idara Okon Akpabio, announced the House of Representatives result, Professor Robert Dode announced the result for Senate election re-run, while Prof. Victor Ebong announced the State Assembly results.
The scores indicate that Senator Akpabio, who is currently the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, won Ekpenyong only, in his own Ward, Ukana West Ward 2, with a total of 762 votes, while Ekpenyong scored a total of 620 votes.
For the House of Representatives seat, Nsikak Ekong of the PDP, won with a total of 45,366 votes, while Emman Akpan of APC, scored a total of 22,759.
Similarly, for the State Assembly re-run poll, Esse Umoh of the PDP won with a total of 18,999 votes, while Nse Ntuen of the APC scored 7,108 votes.
Ekpenyong while reacting to the outcome of the re-run election, fielding questions from Newsmen shortly after being declared winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission Returning Officer, described his victory as an ‘Act of God’.
“I thank God, the giver of victory, for seeing me through the entire political debacle since September 2018. My victory has put agents of darkness to shame”, he said.