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PDP sweeps Akwa Ibom legislative rerun elections

14 March 2016, 10:05

Uyo - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State has won Saturday’s rerun elections.

In Akwa Ibom North East (Uyo Senatorial), Bassey Albert polled 256 110 votes to beat his closest rival Emmanuel Obot, of All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 36 775, and Ubong Edet of Accord who had 6 368 votes.

The PDP also won in five state constituencies: Etinan; Ibesikpo/Asutan; Oron/Udung Uko; Itu and Ikot Ekpene/Obot Akara.

In Etinan, PDP’s Aniefiok Dennis polled 10 977 votes to defeat his closest rival, Unyime Ekwere, of APC (1 780 votes); while Sunday Akpan of Accord and Nse Ubeh of Labour party scored 26 and 29 votes.

Also read: APC candidate Okon withdraws from Ibom rerun election

PDP’s  Aniekan Uko won in Ibesikpo/Asutan  with 10 288; his APC contender, Gabriel Akpan 1 955 votes, while Utibe John of Accord and Linda Sunday of PPA scored 13 and 12 votes.

In Oron/Udung Uko, PDP candidate Effiong Bassey got 7 625 votes to beat the Labour Party candidate, Jerimah Okon, who scored 17 votes.

PDP’s candidate Idongesit Ituan in Itu, polled 12 043 votes to beat Idongesit Ekpaya of the APC, who scored 2 938.

In Ikot Ekpene/Obot Akara; PDP continued in its winning streak, as Idongesit Ntekpere scored 23 900 votes to beat his closest rival,  APC’s Augustine Mbeh, who polled 2 428 votes.

In a statement by the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Gabriel Ada, the election was conducted in a peaceful and orderly manner.

He said the commission was grateful to the people, adding that certificates shall be issued by the commission according to the law.


- News 24


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