Senator Godswill Akpabio lost in his bid to return to the Senate

Senator Godswill Akpabio lost in his bid to return to the Senate 1

Senator Godswill Akpabio, the senator representing Into Expense Senatorial District in Akwa Ibom State, has lost his bid to return to the Senate for a second term.

On Tuesday afternoon The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Chris Ekpenyong the winner.

There were tension and controversy in the state after INEC suspended the release of the result of the election in which both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the PDP claimed victory.

Professor Peter Oban, the returning officer, made the announcement, as former governor of the state, scored 83,158 votes, while Mr Ekpenyong scored 118,215 votes.

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