Akwa Ibom PDP senator-elect supports Akpabio’s senate presidency

The Senator-Elect for Eket Senatorial District, Rt. Hon. Ekong Sampson is reportedly fully in support of Sen. Godswill Akpabio’s senate presidency bid.

Rt. Hon. Sampson, a former Local Government Chairman, 2 term House of Assembly member and member of the state executive council was elected Senator in February, seeing off fierce competition from YPP and APC candidates.

On Friday, the APC candidate, Hon. Martins Udoinyang withdrew his petition against Ekong Sampson at the election petition tribunal.

Udoinyang informed the tribunal of his intention to withdraw the case when he was called to adopt his statement on oath and give evidence in support of his petition.

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Udoinyang informed the court that his withdrawal is coming on the heels of the intervention of former Governor and Senator-Elect for Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District, Sen. Godswill Akpabio.

TheMail Newspaper reports that the APC candidate told the tribunal that the former Senate Minority Leader’s intervention was based on the fact that Ekong Samson is fully in support of Akpabio’s bid to emerge the Senate President of the 10th National Assembly come June 2023.

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