Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa-Ibom state who is also the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in the south-south state has just been declared winner of the gubernatorial election.
Announcing the winner on Monday, Returning Officer in the state and Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin, professor Faraday Osarere Orumwense said, “I hereby certify that I was the returning officer of the Akwa Ibom state governorship election held on March, 10, 2019.
Governor Udom polled a total of 519, 712 votes to beat his closest opponent, Nsima Ekere (former NDDC Chairman) of the All progressive Congress who polled a total of 171, 978.
A total of 50 political parties agents penned the result, but the agent of the All Progressive Congress, Archbishop Samuel Akpan refused to sign.
When asked why, the Archbishop said that his party compelled him not to append his signature.