The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Umo Eno, has been declared the winner of the governorship election in Akwa Ibom State.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday announced that Eno won 29 of the 31 Local Government Areas (LGA) in the state with a total of 354,348 votes.
Eno, a former Commissioner for Lands in Akwa Ibom, is set to succeed outgoing Governor Udom Emmanuel, whose tenure ends on May 29, 2023.
The Young Progressives Party (YPP) candidate, Bassey Albert, emerged as Eno’s closest rival with a total of 136,262 votes, while the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Akanimo Udofia, polled a total of 129,602 votes.
The candidates of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Akpanudoedehe John James, and Uduakobong Oeter Udoh of the Labour Party scored 12,509 and 4,746 votes, respectively.
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