Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has won the rerun primary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District.
Mr Akpabio emerged as the winner after securing 478 votes of the 512 accredited voters.
His closest rival, DIG Ekpo Udom, who initially won the first primary secured three votes, while Sir Joseph Akpan had one vote.
Speaking on Thursday night after the exercise, Mr Akpabio thanked the people for finding him worthy.
“I thank the Akwa Ibom North West senatorial district for finding me worthy to be given another opportunity to represent you in the Nigerian Senate.
“I recall when you gave me the first mandate in 2015 to 2019, I recall that there is no Senator ever that did the kind of empowerment I did for you.
“I know a lot of projects were done across the ten local government areas, from markets to water projects, to electrification project, to building of classroom blocks,” he stated.
Chairman of the state APC, Stephen Ntukekpo, who cited infractions in the first primary election, said he was directed by the party at the national level to carry out the re-run.