Akwa Ibom Senatorial Poll: Akpabio loses to Ekpenyong at tribunal

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Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and former Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, has lost the Akwa Ibom Senatorial bid to Senator Christopher Ekpenyong.

The National and State House of Assembly Election Tribunal, sitting in Uyo, upheld the victory of Senator Christopher Ekpenyong of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the February 23 elections as the Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District at the Senate.

The 1st Petitioner, Senator Godswill Akpabio of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had challenged the elections on the grounds that Senator Christopher Ekpenyong was not duly elected by majority of lawful votes cast during the elections for the North West Senatorial District.

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