Results of the ongoing governorship and House of Assembly elections in Akwa Ibom state have started coming in from different polling units in the state.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commenced the governorship and House of Assembly elections at exactly 8 am on Saturday, March 9, amidst tight security.
The election is taking place in thirty-one (31) Local Government Areas (LGAs) and four hundred and ninety-three (493) wards in the state.
In the build-up to the election, Governor Udom Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, popped up clearly as a top contender for the office of the governor.
On the other hand, Nsima Ekere of the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, is hoping to unseat Emmanuel as the governor.
Forty-five (45) candidates are vying for the post of a governor, 331 candidates are running for the House of Assembly. There are 2.11 million Registered voters in Akwa Ibom.
Below are the results…
3.53: pm Town hall ikot udo Otto 2 Ward 3 Unit 7 Etinan LGA:
State House of Assembly
3:30 pm: Abak unit 3 ward 3
House of assembly
2:56 pm: Iquita Primary School, Unit 2, Ward 9, (Voting point 2)
2:07 pm: Ward 4 unit 10 Ibesikpo Asutan, Akwaibom state Results:
House of assembly
Please note that these results are yet to be confirmed by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the only body recognised by law to declare election result.
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