AKWA IBOM LEGISLATURE: PDP GAINS ONLY VACANT SEAT, MAKES 25 MEMBERS

AKWA IBOM LEGISLATURE: PDP GAINS VACANT SEAT, MAKES 25 MEMBERS

 

Enwono-Abasi Elisha

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has gained the only vacant seat needed to complete the 26 members quorum to complete seats of the State constituencies in Akwa Ibom State Legislature.

Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey, today, sworn in Barr. Esse Umoh as Member representing Essien Udim State Constituency.

The Speaker administered the oath of office and allegiance on the new lawmaker during Tuesday plenary, thus, bringing the composition of the House to 26 members.

Barr. Umoh won the Essien Udim State Constituency supplementary election held on January 25, 2020, under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and was subsequently issued with a Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

He polled a total of 18,999 votes to defeat his close rival, Hon. Nse Ntuen of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 7,108 votes.

The Speaker, while Congratulating Barr. Umoh on his victory at the polls, urged him to be committed in his new assignment of making laws for the peace and progress of Akwa Ibom State.

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