Mr. Nsima Ekere, the Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission was on Monday declared the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 general elections in Akwa Ibom.
The chairman of APC’s committee for the governorship primary, Yamah Momoh, who made the declaration at the party’s secretariat in Uyo, said the election was conducted in the 329 wards in the state.
According to Momoh, Ekere polled a total of 160, 458 votes to emerge the winner, while his closest rival, Mr. Dan Abia scored 4, 189 votes.
He said that two other aspirants, Dr Edet Efretuei and Senator James Akpanudoedeghe scored 1, 234 votes and 215 votes respectively.
Ekere was a former deputy governor in the state.