The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, the winner of the February 25 presidential election in Akwa Ibom State.
According to the results announced on Monday by the INEC Returning Officer in the state, Prof Emmanuel Adigio, the PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar polled a total vote of 214,012 to defeat the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and Labour Party, Peter Obi, who scored 160, 620 and 132, 683 votes respectively.
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Out of the 31 Local government Areas in Akwa Ibom, Atiku won 22 of the Local Councils while Tinubu won six with Obi winning the urban cities of Uyo, Eket, and also Ibiono Ibom councils.
The state has a total number of 2,357,418 registered voters but only 594,450 were accredited to vote.
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The collation was however marred by a series of protests from many of the parties who accused some of the electoral officers and LG returning officers in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District of manipulating election results in favour of the APC.
The summary of the results announced is as follows
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