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Udom Emmanuel Is Akwa Ibom’s New Governor!!!

Udom Emmanuel Is Akwa Ibom’s New Governor!!!

The Akwa Ibom State Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) governorship candidate, Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, was yesterday declared the winner of last Saturday’s election.

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer Prof James Ekpoki said Emmanuel won with 996,071 of the total votes.

The Al Progressives Congress (APC) came second with 89,865 votes.

Other parties and their scores are: Accord, 10,598; AA, 587; AD, 689; APA, 768; APGA, 823; DPP, 347; ID, 243; LP, 8,600; NCP,516; PPA, 1,012; PPN, 247 and UPN, 214.

Prof Ekpoki said registered voters were 1,548,531 while accredited voters were 1,158,624.

The INEC officer said the valid votes were 1,110,580; rejected votes were 12,256 and the total votes cast were 1,122,836.

PDP’s State Chairman Obong Paul Ekpo expressed appreciation to the people for voting for his party and supporting INEC at conducting what he called “a free and fair governorship election”.

He urged the losers to emulate President Goodluck Jonathan’s good example and congratulate the winner.

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