PDP’s Eyakenyi Unseats Senator Nelson Effiong Of APC In Akwa Ibom

Akon Eyakenyi of the Peoples Democratic Party has won Akwa Ibom South (Eket Senatorial District), unseating Senator Nelson Effiong of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Result by INEC reveals that Akon polled 122,412 votes while his APC counterpart polled 44,053.

Meanwhile, Senator Bassey Akpan of the PDP has been re-elected to represent Akwa Ibom North East at the 9th Senate after securing a total of 147,731 votes to beat Bassey Etim of the APC, who scored 60,930.

Also the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, is in clear lead out of the 17 local government area results released so far in Akwa Ibom State by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Uyo.

According to the results released at the state INEC in the presence of the Returning Officer, Prof. Faraday Osasere, Atiku won against his closest rival, President Muhammadu Buhari with clear margin.

This came just as  indications emerged that Senator Godswill Akpabio might lose his re-election bid to his PDP rival, Chris Ekpenyong.