Akpabio’s Nephew, Prince Ukpong Udo Wins Akwa Ibom Constituency Seat
Prince Ukpong Udo Akpabio has won the Essien Udim State Constituency seat in Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.
Ukpong, a nephew of Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Senator-elect of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Akwa Ibom North West senatorial district, was declared the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Prince, who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled a total of 15, 073 votes to defeat the candidates of APC and YPP, who scored a total of 11, 057and 7,217 votes respectively.
Prince served as a commissioner under Governor Udom Emmanuel before resigning last year to contest the State Assembly election.
The State Assembly election result is a sharp contrast to the outcome of the 25 February presidential and National Assembly election in the area where Godswill Akpabio, a former governor of the state, was overwhelmingly elected as a senator for the Akwa Ibom North-West under the APC platform.