Udom Emmanuel, A’Ibom Governor, Wins In 30 LGAs: Update

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Udom Emmanuel, wife, Martha
Udom Emmanuel, wife, Martha

The incumbent governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, has won the governorship election announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state.

INEC, Sunday, announced results in the 31 local government areas in the state, though Emmanuel is yet to be officially pronounced.

Mr Emmanuel, who was seeking re-election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), scored 519,712 votes in the 31 local government areas, representing more than 83.9 per cent of the total votes cast in those areas.

His main opponent, Nsima Ekere of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 171,978 votes in the 31 local government areas, representing about 26.1 per cent of the total votes announced so far.

The local government areas are Ibeno, Urue Offong Oruko, Etinan, Nsit Ubium, Okobo, Esit Eket, Onna, Ibiono Ibom, Oruk Anam, Nsit Ibom, Udung Uko, Ukanafun and Uruan.

Others are Nsit Atai, Ikot Abasi, Etim Ekpo, Ikot Ekpene, Ika, Oron, Itu, Obot Akara, Uyo, Abak, Esit Eket, Urue Offong/Oruko, Ini, Mbo, Mkpat Enin, Essien Udim and Eket.

Detailed Results:

Ikot Abasi LGA
Reg. Voters 54,752
Accredited 17,693
APC 7,549
PDP 9,335
Valid votes 16,996
Void votes 473
Total no. Of votes 17,439
Dr. Edwin Essien
URUAN LGA
Registered Voters: 78,658
Accredited Voters: 18,573
Governorship
APC: 5,192
PDP: 12,895
Rejected Votes: 340
Total Votes Cast: 18,583
Southern Uruan Ward 3 (No election due to violence)
Returning Officer: Prof. Bassey P. Akpan
OBOT AKARA LGA
Registered voters 52,995
Accredited voters 19,173
APC 4,704
PDP 13,979
Valid votes 18,755
Void votes 371
Total votes cast 19,126
Returning officer: Engr. (Dr.)Obot
ONNA LGA
Number of Registered Voters: 69,321
Number of Accredited Voters: 34,800
Governorship
PDP: 32,103
APC: 2,110
Valid Votes: 34,318
Void Votes: 350
Total Votes Casted: 34,668
Dr. Moses Effiong (Returning Officer)
INI LGA
Number of Registered Voters: 57,161
Number of Accredited Voters: 21,151
Governorship
PDP: 17,335
APC: 3,316
Valid Votes: 20,761
Void Votes: 274
Total Votes Cast: 21,035.
Dr. Nsikak-Abasi Etim, Returning Officer
UYO LGA
Registered Voters:
Accredited Voters: 49,574
APC: 12,549
PDP: 35,092
Valid Votes: 48,172
Rejected Votes: 1,218
Votes Cast: 49,390
Cancellation: Ward 6, Unit 4 & Ward 4,Unit 12
Dr. Williams (Returning Officer)
ABAK LGA
Registered Voters: 89,091
Accredited Voters: 29,854
APC: 11,505
PDP: 17,461
Valid Votes: 29,126
Rejected Votes: 726
Votes Cast: 29,852
Cancelation: Abak Urban Ward 1 & 4, AfahaObong Ward 5 & 2, Otoro Ward 3
Elder Etop Nyong (Returning Officer)

NSIT IBOM LGA

Number of Registered Voters: 61,181
Number of Accredited Voters: 23,092

Governorship

PDP: 17,326
APC: 4,816

Valid Votes: 22,325
Void Votes: 424
Total Votes Casted: 22,749

Dr. Johnson Atan (Returning Officer)

OKOBO LGA

Total registered voters 50,975
Total accredited. 17,522

APC – 6,079

PDP – 10,800

NSIT IBOM LGA
Number of Registered Voters: 61,181
Number of Accredited Voters: 23,092
Governorship
PDP: 17,326
APC: 4,816
Valid Votes: 22,325
Void Votes: 424
Total Votes Casted: 22,749
Dr. Johnson Atan (Returning Officer)
EKET LGA
Number of Registered Voters: 99,648
Number of Accredited Voters: 33,031
Governorship
PDP: 26,372
APC: 5,087
Valid Votes: 31,680
Void Votes: 1,351
Total Votes Casted: 33,031
MBO LGA
Number of Registered Voters: 51,112
Number of Accredited Voters: 17,876
Governorship
PDP: 9,631
APC: 5,419
Valid Votes: 15,218
Void Votes: 858
Total Votes Casted: 16,076
ORUK ANAM LGA
Number of Registered Voters: 106,216
Number of Accredited Voters: 45,087
Governorship
PDP: 35,093
APC: 8,640
Valid Votes: 43,837
Void Votes: 803
Total Votes Casted: 44,630
Anthony Okon (Coalition Officer)
UKANAFUN LGA
Number of Registered Voters: 76,974
Number of Accredited Voters: 44,180
Governorship
PDP: 35,447
APC: 7,227
Valid Votes: 42,725
Void Votes: 879
Total Votes Casted: 43,604
ITU LGA
Number of Registered Voters: 66,172
Number of Accredited Voters: 22,156
Governorship
PDP: 14634
APC: 5911
Valid Votes: 20,798
Void Votes: 398
Total Votes Cast: 21,196
Dr. Bassey (Returning Officer)
ETINAN LGA
Number of Registered Voters:70,518
Number of Accredited Voters: 29,988
Governorship
PDP: 22,954
APC: 3,089
Valid Votes: 29,207
Void Votes: 437
Total Votes Cast: 29,825
IBESIKPO ASUTAN LGA
Number of Registered Voters: 84,504
Number of Accredited Voters: 23,812
Governorship
PDP: 15,679
APC: 7,179
Valid Votes: 23,178
Void Votes: 522
Total Votes Cast: 23,700
Mr. Ukpong (Returning officer)
MKPAT ENIN LGA
Number of Registered Voters: 68,267
Number of Accredited Voters: 24,049
Governorship
PDP: 18,056
APC: 4,769
Valid Votes: 22,993
Void Votes: 437
Total Votes Casted: 23,430
Dr. Nsikan-Abasi Nkanga (Returning Officer)
UDUNG UKO LGA
Number of Registered Voters: 30,258
Number of Accredited Voters: 6,442
Governorship
PDP: 4,036
APC: 2,108
Valid Votes: 6,238
Void Votes: 130
Total Votes Casted: 6,368
Mr. Sunday Otu Ita (Returning Officer)
IKA LGA
Number of Registered Voters: 40,911
Number of Accredited Voters: 16,786
Governorship
PDP: 3,212
APC: 12,752
Valid Votes: 16,021
Void Votes: 681
Total Votes Cast: 16,702
 Mr. Uko (Returning Officer)
IKOT EKPENE LGA
Number of Registered Voters: 82,348
Number of Accredited Voters: 27,369
Governorship
PDP: 14,832
APC: 11,240
Valid Votes: 26,247
Void Votes: 632
Total Votes Casted: 26,880
ORON LGA
Number of Registered Voters: 50,948
Number of Accredited Voters: 12,787
Governorship
PDP: 8,433
APC: 3,859
Valid Votes: 12,470
Void Votes: 252
Total Votes Cast: 12,722
EASTERN OBOLO LGA
Number of Registered Voters: 24,484
Number of Accredited Voters: 13,048
Governorship
PDP: 10,780
APC: 1,914
Valid Votes: 12,773
Void Votes: 223
Total Votes Cast: 12,996
 Dr. Felicia  (Returning Officer)
IKONO LGA
Number of Registered Voters: 69,601
Number of Accredited Voters: 24,742
Governorship
PDP: 18,910
APC: 4,498
Valid Votes: 23,516
Void Votes: 578
Total Votes Cast: 24,094
 Dr. Unyime  (Returning Officer)
 ETIM EKPO LGA
Number of Registered Voters: 56,567
Number of Accredited Voters: 14,230
Governorship
PDP: 10,149
APC: 2,776
Valid Votes: 12,976
Void Votes: 301
Total Votes Cast: 13,277
Mr. Nsima Johnson

IBENO LGA

Governorship election

APC: 1,442

PDP: 10,008

ESSIEN UDIM LGA
Number of Registered Voters: 23060
Number of Accredited Voters: 9286
Governorship
PDP: 2,161
APC: 6,938
Valid Votes: 9,171
Void Votes: 115
Total Votes Cast: 9,286
 REPORT
Afaha, Ekpenyong 1, Ikpe Enang, Odoro Ikot 1 &2, Ukana west 2  all Cancel.
Ekpenyong 2, Ukana west 1, no result in those areas.
Dr. (Barr.) Nsikan Senam: Returning Officer

URUEOFFONG/ORUKO LGA

Governorship election

APC: 4,592

PDP: 6,915

NSIT UBIUM LGA

Governorship election

APC: 6,004

PDP: 17,863

ESIT EKET LGA

Governorship election

APC: 3,917

PDP: 13,290

To emerge as Governor of a State a candidate must score:

(1) The highest number of votes cast at the election; and

(2) Must have not less than one-quarter of all the votes cast in each of at least two-thirds of ALL THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS in the State.

[See: Section 179 sub 2 of the 1999 Constitution].

In Akwa Ibom State, two-thirds of 31 LGAs is 21.

For a person to be declared winner of governorship election in Akwa Ibom, he must not only win by securing the highest number of votes cast but, his victory must spread across not less than 21 local government areas.