Ini Billie, Uyo
Former All Progressives Congress (APC) party Presidential aspirant and Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Senatorial Godswil Akpabio is returning to the Senate Chambers with his electoral victory in Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District.
Akpabio won the elections with 115,401 votes to defeat his People’s Democratic Party (PDP) rival, Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem, who had 69,838 votes.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Collation Officer, Professor Anthony Udoh, who announced the results said Akpabio satisfied all conditions to be declared the winner of the elections.
Reacting to his victory, Senator Godswill Akpabio who promised to represent his people well at the senate said, “I stand before you all this morning to personally and publicly register my appreciation for the show of love and support which led to my victory today.
“I am very grateful because you did not allow your conscience to be bought over even when they brought the money from Uyo. You rejected their money and voted for me,”.
Though the APC won the Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District, the PDP won the remaining two Senatorial seats of Akwa Ibom South and Akwa Ibom North East.