The Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC on Tuesday in Uyo declared Chris Ekpenyong of Peoples Democratic Party winner of the Akwa Ibom North West senatorial district election.

Announcing the results, the INEC Returning Officer in the state, Prof. Peter Ogban, said Ekpenyong polled 118,215 votes to defeat Senator Godswill Akpabio of All Progressives Congress who polled 83,158 votes.

Akpabio was the immediate past governor of Akwa Ibom.

The returning officer added that the total number of registered voters in the senatorial district were 655,525, accredited n>