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Akpabio wants tribunal to declare him winner of the Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District election

Senator Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State has filed a petition at the election tribunal against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Chris Ekpenyong, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who was declared winner of the Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District.

Akpabio in his application filed on March 16 by his legal team led by S. Ameh (SAN), wants the tribunal to declare him winner of the election held on February 23, alleging irregularities in the poll.

According to the result announced by INEC, Ekpenyong got 118,215 votes to defeat the incumbent senator who got 83,158 votes.

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