- Senator Godswill Akpabio has emerged the winner of Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District on the platform of the APC
- Of the total 540 delegates and 512 accredited, the former Akwa Ibom governor got 478 votes to emerge the winner of the contest
- Akpabio had on Monday, June 6 collapsed his structure to support Ahmed Bola Tinubu who emerged as the presidential Flag-bearer of the party
Ikot Ekpene - The immediate past minister of Niger Delta affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has clinched the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for Akwa Ibom northwest senatorial district.
Daily Trust newspaper reports that Akpabio, a former governor of the south-south state, emerged the winner with 478 votes.
According to the report, out of the 540 delegates, 512 were accredited, of which Sir Joseph Akpan had one vote, DIG Ekpo Udom who initially won the first primary had three votes, while 11 votes were voided.
How Akpabio clinched the APC senatorial ticket
Before the rerun of the primaries in Ikot Ekpene on Thursday night, May the chairman of APC, Akwa Ibom state chapter, Stephen Ntukekpo explained that the National Working Committee of the party ordered a rerun due to security infractions on Tuesday, May 28 exercise.
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Daily Independent quoted him as saying:
“There were some infractions in the primaries held about a week ago and I was directed by the National Working Committee of our great party to conduct a rerun.
“We have about three aspirants in this exercise, and they are fully aware. They are: Sir Joseph Akpan, DIG Udom Ekpoudom, Obongemem Ekperikpe Ekpo, and Senator Godswill Akpabio.”
APC primary: Details emerge on why Emeka Nwajiuba shunned exercise
Meanwhile, a former minister of state for education and APC presidential aspirant, Emeka Nwajiuba has explained why he was absent at the primary of the ruling party.
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Nwajiuba said he did not attend the event because he was betrayed by the leadership of the ruling party.
He disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday, June 8, and seen by Legit.ng.
EFCC will come after some aspirants after primary, says Tunde Bakare
On his part, Pastor Tunde Bakare has predicted that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will go after some of the aspirants that contested in the ongoing APC presidential primary which commenced on Tuesday, June 7.
The founder of the Citadel Global Community Church made the prediction while canvassing for votes from the delegates.
The fiery cleric who was visibly upset lamented over the monetisation of the process.