PDP sweeps A’Ibom re-run elections
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Akwa Ibom state has won all the seats in last Saturday’s re-run elections held in the state.
The senatorial re-run was held in the Uyo North East senatorial district.The results showed the PDP candidate Bassey Albert polling 256, 110 votes to beat his closest rival Emmanuel Obot of APC, who scored 36, 775 and Ubong Edet of Accord Party who scored 6, 368 votes.
Also, in the five state constituencies, the PDP won all the assembly seats.
These are Etinan, Ibesikpo/Asutan, Oron/Udung Uko, Itu and Ikot Ekpene/Obot Akara state constituencies. In Etinan, Aniefiok Dennis of the PDP, polled 10,977 votes to defeat Unyime Ekwere of the APC, who polled 1,780 votes, while Sunday Akpan of Accord and Nse Ubeh of Labour party scored 26 and 29 votes respectively.
In Ibesikpo/Asutan Aniekan Uko, Gabriel Akpan of the PDP won with total votes of 10, 288, while his APC contender, Gabriel Akpan scored 1,955 votes. Utibe John of Accord Party and Linda Sunday of PPA scored 13 and 12 votes respectively.
The situation was not different in Oron/Udung Uko where PDP candidate Effiong Bassey won with 7,625 votes, beating the Labour
Party candidate Jerimah Okon, who scored 17 votes. In Itu, the PDP Mr. Idongesit Ituan of the PDP also won by 12, 043 votes to beat Idongesit Ekpaya of the APC, who scored 2, 938.
The Ikot Ekpene/Obot Akara situation was not different as the PDP continued its winning spree, with its candidate Idongesit Ntekpere scoring 23, 900 votes to beat his closest rival of the APC,
Augustine Mbeh, who polled 2,428 votes.
In a statement, issued by the state Resident Electoral Commissioner Gabriel Ada, the election was conducted in a peaceful and orderly manner. According to him, the Certificates of Return shall be duly issued by the commission according to the law.