Chris Ekpenyong arrives Abuja: Set to receive certificate of return
By Emma Akpabio
The Senator – elect for Ikot Ekpene Ekpene Senatorial District – Obong Engr (Dr) Christopher Ekpenyong, has arrived Abuja, the federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, in preparation of the reception of Certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Ukarakpa as fondly called, who arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport with his supporters, was treated to a warm reception by his Abuja – based supporters who were anxiously waiting for his arrival.
According to the release published by INEC, the event built for Thursday March 14, 2019 at International Conference centre, all Senators- elect will receive their certificate of return by 10.00am, while House of representative members – elect will receive theirs by 2pm of same day, at the same venue.
Recall that in the National Assembly Elections results declared by the INEC Returning Officer, Prof Peter Ogbang, Obong Ekpenyong the PDP candidate scored 118,215 votes to defeat his closest rival, the incumbent Senator and former Governor of Akwa Ibom State – Senator Godswill Akpabio, who secured 83,158 votes.
Senator Akpabio had earlier moved to Challenge the Victory of the former deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom state in the Court, but the case was struck out for lack of merit.