How I won Akwa Ibom rerun — Senator


The newly-elected senator representing Akwa Ibom North-West, Chris Ekpenyong, has spoken of the intrigues involved in last Saturday’s senatorial rerun in Akwa Ibom.

Mr Ekpenyong was again sworn in as a senator at the start of plenary on Thursday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

The lawmaker defeated Mr Akpabio on January 25 in a rerun election ordered by an Appeal Court. The elections held in Essien Udim LGA, Akwa Ibom State, over the weekend.

Mr Ekpenyong (PDP) scored 134,717 votes to beat Mr Akpabio (APC) who had 83,820 votes.

Mr Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, is from Essien Udim.

Mr Ekpenyong, Thursday, narrated to journalists how he defeated the ex-governor. He said he won the election despite “efforts to manipulate the electoral system”.

He mocked Mr…



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