- Senator Godswill Akpabio said the PDP is jittery ahead of collation fo result
- The APC won in the polling unit of the lawmaker
President Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has won in the polling unit of Sen. Godswill Akpabio in Akwa Ibom.
Akpabio, a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governor of Akwa Ibom and former senate Minority Leader, defected to the APC and is currently the APC senatorial candidate for Akwa Ibom North West.
Buhari got 1553 votes to win his closest opponent in the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who polled 11 votes in Ukana West 2, unit 9, Essien Udim Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom, Akpabio’s unit.
In the senatorial election result, Akpabio won in the unit with 1533 votes while the PDP senatorial candidate, Chris Ekpenyong got 4 votes.
Speaking after the declaration of the result, Akpabio commended INEC and security agencies for conducting a peaceful election in the state.
He blamed the PDP for election rigging in the state, saying that was why 400 thugs were recently arrested by security operatives.
Akpabio said PDP was now jittery knowing that security operatives had risen to their responsibility, saying three trucks of thugs imported to the state were apprehended.
“When I was a governor I gave respect to the people. I did not use thugs. I am a lawmaker and will never allow myself in anything that will disrupt Buhari’s administration.
“I am pleading that elections should not be war as we are peaceful in this unit,” he said.
Meanwhile, some soldiers have allegedly arrested the senior special assistant on security matters to the Akwa Ibom state governor, Emmanuel Udom.
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Captain Iniobong Ekong (retired) was said to have been picked up by soldiers from the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, under the command of Major General Jamil Sarham.
Legit.ng gathered that Ekong was arrested over a purported petition written by Senator Akpabio on Friday, February 22, and is currently being held at an unknown location in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
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