Former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has promised to challenge his loss in the February 23 National Assembly elections.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, had declared Chris Ekpenyong of the Peoples Democratic Party as winner of the senatorial election in the Ikot-Ekpene Senatorial District of Akwa Ibom State.
According to the result declared by the INEC Returning Officer, Peter Ogbang, Ekpenyong, who is a former deputy governor, scored 118,215 votes to defeat the incumbent senator, Akpabio of the All Progressives Congress, who secured 83,158 votes.
The result was announced at the INEC headquarters in Uyo instead of Ikot-Ekpene because of alleged security threats in the area.
But Akpabio, who spoke on The Verdict, on Wednesday, vowed to challenge the collation of the results, adding that he could not lose the election.