The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has won 25 out of the 26 House of Assembly seats in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly election.

 

Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, won the remaining one seat in Uyo.

 

The party also won the postponed Uyo Central Senatorial District and Ukanafun/Oruk Anam House of Representatives election.

 

Election into the two offices was postponed by INEC because the logo of Labour Party was not on the ballot paper.

 

In the Uyo Central Senatorial election, PDP candidate Hon. Ita Solomon Enang won with 160,942 votes as against his ACN rival Nsima Edem Umoh who got 121,965 votes.

 

In the Federal House of Representatives election, PDP candidate, Ukoete Emmanuel Isaac got 125,345 votes while the ACN candidate, Udien Okon Mbah got 800 votes.

 

Meanwhile, some the opposition parties in the state have called for the cancellation of results of the governorship election announced by INEC.

 

Leader of Senator Udoedehe campaign organisation Bob Ekarika and ACN stalwarts in the state want the election cancelled because it was characterised by too many irregularities.

 

They claimed that at least 18 of their party members and agents were killed by thugs during the election.

 

This number, according to them, is different from those who were intimidated,harassed and beaten.

 

They also alerted the police about an alleged plot by the PDP to burn down the state INEC office so as to destroy the ballot papers which may help them (ACN) prove that the election was rigged.

 

ANPP Governorship candidate in the state, Sam Ewang also called for the cancellation of the election on the ground that the election was massively rigged by PDP.
By Henry Ojelu/Uyo