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Tribunal: Akpabio Won Election With Wide Margin-Witness

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A witness has presented to the national assembly elections petition tribunal a document confirming that Senator Godswill Akpabio won the last senatorial election with a wide margin.

The document presented to the tribunal sitting in Akwa Ibom state confirmed Senator Akpabio’s victory in the state northwest senatorial election.

According to the document presented by INEC in a petition filed by Akpabio who contested as the candidate of APC while challenging the declaration of Christopher Ekpenyong of the PDP as winner of the election, Akpabio won the election.

The witness, Godwin Afangideh, who brought the document before the court said APC scored a total votes 61,329 while PDP scored 9,050 in Essien Udim local government area.

Afangideh  had earlier tendered results collated from wards across the local government area as given to him by the party agents which clearly showed that Senator Akpabio had won the election in his own local government area with a wide margin. The witness expressed surprise at the voters’ register tendered in court and said it was different from the one that was used on election day.

According to him, the elections in Essien Udim local government area were very peaceful as attested to by security agencies, local and foreign observers.

Chris Akpan, a ward collation agent also told the tribunal that the results that were declared by INEC in Uyo did not reflect collated results from the units and wards of the local government area.

 

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