As the PDP Primary for the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly is finally concluded, the outcome gives window to possible faces that will decorate the 8th Assembly’s calendar and dairies.

Surprisingly, many incumbent Legislators who sought second term have been defeated by fresh seekers of the office.

In URUAN LGA, the House of Assembly Primary was concluded with Dr. (Mrs.) Itoro Etim emerging as the winner. Mrs Etim pulled a total of 34 votes over other contenders of the seat. Her counterparts, Hon. Jude Effiong and Ofonime Eno had no vote.

In ESSIEN UDIM LGA, Prince Ukpong Akpabio was declared winner having scored 30 votes out of 31 accredited voters.

IBENO/ESIT EKET had Udobia Friday winning as the Candidate of PDP with 61 votes flooring the incumbent Rt. Hon. Usoroh Akpanusoh who sought a third-term. He had no vote according to INEC’s report.

ABAK LGA had Hon. Udeme Otong with 33 votes as announced by the Returning Officer, Mr Nkereuwem Udom as he is seeking second term to represent the people of Abak.

IKONO LGA had the result announcing Mr. Itoro Columba with 31votes, all counted. While the incumbent, Hon Asuquo Nana Udo had only 1 vote and another aspirant had 1 vote. Other aspirants had no votes.

NSIT IBOM had Hon Eric Akpan emerging as the candidate of the PDP with all 31 votes of delegates in the area.

ONNA had Mr. Sunday Johnny emerging as winner with highest number of votes cast. The Primaries held at QIC Primary School, Awa, ONNA LGA.

IBIONO IBOM State Constituency at the end of the primaries had Obong Godwin Ekpo emerged with 25 votes. He is seeking to be reelected into the office to represent the people of Ibiono Ibom.

ITU had Hon Kufreabasi Edidem emerging with 31 votes as the PDP Candidate. He is seeking a second term for the office.

NSIT UBIUM had Hon. (Barr) Otobong Bob being declared as the flagbearer. He polled a total of 31 votes and was unopposed.

IKOT EKPENE/OBOT AKARA State Constituency had Hon. Jerry Otu emerging as the winner of the primary election. He polled 61 votes out of the 65 accredited delegates, while Ime Umoh recorded 4 votes.

IBESIKPO ASUTAN had Pastor Ubong Attah who emerged as the candidate of the PDP with 28 votes, while Idong Ukpong had 1 vote and 2 votes were voided.

From UKANAFUN LGA, Evangelist Emem Udom emerged the candidate of the PDP picking all 34 votes.

In MKPAT ENIN LGA, Hon Uwem Imoh-ita floored Hon. Victor Ekwere, the incumbent member representing Mkpat Enin state constituency.

ETINAN LGA, had Mr. Uduak Ekpo-Ufot who emerged as the standard flagbearer of Peoples Democratic Party. He emerged victorious with 32 votes while Fabian Udom and Ebong Archibong Essien had one vote respectively. Other contenders, Nsebong Ekong and Idongesit Artur had nil vote.

NSIT ATAI LGA had Prince-aniefiok Attah who emerged as the Candidate for PDP with 19 votes out of 31 accredited voters. His contender, Hon Emem Ibanga had a total of 11 votes.

EKET State Constituency had Dr. Nsidibe Akata who emerged as the PDP flagbearer with 32 votes.

ORON/UDUNG UKO had Hon Kenim Onofiok emerging with 60 out of the 62 total votes. There were two void votes.

UYO had Uwemedimo Dianabasi Asuquo with 33votes.

INI had Lawrence Udoide emerging as the PDP flagbearer.

ETIM EKPO/IKA had Hon Mfon Idung with 62 votes emerging as the PDP flagbearer and is seeking a second term to the office.

ORUK ANAM has Prince Sampson Idiong who emerged as the PDP Flagbearer.

MBO has Hon Effiong Johnson who emerged as the PDP flagbearer and seeking for a second-term as he recently defected from the APC.

URUEOFFONG ORUKO had Mrs Precious Selong who emerged as the Flagbearer of PDP.

OKOBO had Pius Bassey clinging the PDP ticket as the Candidate for the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.

IKOT ABASI/EASTERN OBOLO had Selina Ukpatu emerging as the PDP Flagbearer with 55 Votes out of 61 votes. Her contender, Dr. Charles Mbong polled only 6 votes, Uro Nango and Uzono Ezekiel scored Zero each.

Meanwhile, officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were on hand to witness the process which was acclaimed peaceful.

© Enwono-Abasi Elisha.





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