Former Secretary to State Government (SSG) of Akwa Ibom, Mr. Etekamba Umoren, has expressed confidence that Senator Godswill Akpabio will reclaim his mandate at the election tribunal.
Umoren was SSG during the governorship tenure of Akpabio between 2007 and 2015.
He said yesterday in Uyo that evidence abound to prove that the former minority leader of the Senate won the senatorial seat for Akwa Ibom North West senatorial district at the National Assembly elections.
He said results collated from the field showed that Akpabio won in the 11 wards in Essien Udim Local Government Area, but election results were cancelled in the places where the APC won.
He alleged that INEC officials declared the results in favour of the PDP candidate, Mr Christopher Ekpenyong, adding that the tribunal would prove that Akpabio won, and not Ekpenyong.
“APC candidates won at the fields and collation centres but lost in the process of declaring the results by INEC officials; this is unacceptable to us. We have all the evidence and I want to assure you that Senator Akpabio will reclaim his mandate at the tribunal,” he said.