Senator Godswill Akpabio has vowed to challenge the victory of Dr Chris Ekpenyong of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who defeated him to clinch the seat for Ikot-Ekpene Senatorial District.
Ekpenyong was declared winner of the senatorial seat by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, after polling 118,215 votes to defeat Senator Akpabio of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who got 83,158 votes.
Speaking during a Channels Television program, Akpabio stated that the final decision concerning the election would be decided upon in court.
“It’s a temporary setback. That is why there are processes. For instance, if you feel that you were cheated or there was wrong collation, you have recourse to the courts.
I did not fail; I can’t fail. I believe strongly that there must have been some wrong collation somewhere.
“Those things will be corrected. We have processes in the election. It’s from one stage; we have to do registration, vote and collate” Akpabio said.