A presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the just concluded primary and the immediate past Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has emerged the winner of Akwa Ibom North-West senatorial primary.
It was gathered that he emerged during a re-run primary conducted Thursday night June 9, 2022, at the Godswill Akpabio Empowerment Centre in Ikot Ekpene local government area.
The first party primary conducted on May 28, 2022, for the senatorial district was cancelled following security infractions during the exercise.
Akpabio who stepped down for Alhaji Ahmed Bola Tinubu during the APC presidential primary at the Senatorial primary polled a total of 478 votes, while Sir Joseph Akpan scored only one vote, the former Deputy Inspector General of Police Ekpoudom who initially won the first primary this time scored three votes.
However, out of a total of 540 delegates, 512 were accreditated to vote while eleven votes were voided.
Speaking shortly after he was declared the winner, Senator Godswill Akpabio thanked the delegates for their support and for finding him worthy to fly the flag of the party for the 2023 election.