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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has won all the three seats of Senatorial, Federal of Representatives and State of Assembly rerun elections in Essien Udim Council area of Akwa Ibom State conducted on Saturday 25th December 2020.

The final results released and signed by the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mike Igini, showed that the People’s Democratic party Senatorial candidate Christopher Ekpenyong defeated Godswill Akpabio of the All Progressives having scored 134,717 as against 83,820 votes.

In the House of Representatives results,Ekong Nsikak of the PDP scored 45,366 votes to defeat his counterpart of the APC who came behind with 22,757 votes.

The People’s Democratic party’s candidate for the state of Assembly, Esse Umoh, polled 18,999 votes to defeat Nse Ntuen of the APC who scored 7,108 votes.

The All Progressives Congress in the state had on Friday announced withdrawal from the Re-run polls, citing alleged bias of the Independent National Electoral Commission as reason for the withdrawal.

The chairman of the party, Ini Okopido, had said that the party was no longer comfortable to go into any supervised by Mike Igini, because of his alleged hatred for the party.

“We have officially as a party withdrawn from the Re-run election in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. We’re so dissatisfied with the conduct of in the state.

“As far as we are concerned, Igini, has shown unprecedented bias against APC. We know he does not like us and if he conducts any election in the state we will not participate” Okopido had said.

Speaking while reacting to the purported withdrawal, a PDP Chieftain and Commissioner of Trade and , Prince Akpabio,. described the withdrawal as “political gimmick” to deceive the PDP.

He said, “The withdrawal was a gimmick to deceive the PDP, but we are conscious of their antics.”

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Abiodun urges FG to make Lagos-Ibadan expressway 10 lanes

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Abiodun urges FG to make Lagos-Ibadan expressway 10 lanes Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State Governor , Dapo Abiodun , has asked the Federal Government to extend the Lagos -Ibadan expressway , to at least, a ten -lane road .
Abiodun made this call when he received the Senate Committee on Works in his office , in Abeokuta , on Thursday .
According to him , the road in question is arguably the busiest in the country . This , coupled with the population explosion, made the expansion of the road from six to ten lanes imperative .
He also said it was important for the Federal Government to consider alternatives like the Sagamu to Ikorodu road as well as the Lagos – Ota -Abeokuta road .
The governor said , “What is required would be like , at least a ten – lane road pattern , at the minimum . That should be considered by the Federal Government .
“I want to call on you to help us declare an emergency on the state of our federal roads . It is as if , they are non -existent .
“We looked at these roads and we said it is important for people to be able to move between the states and the sub -region that share borders with us .”
Abiodun informed the committee of efforts being put in place by his administration and its Lagos State counterpart at ensuring that the two roads ( Sagamu – Ogijo – Ikorodu and Lagos -Ota – Abeokuta ) receive immediate attention .
In his response , the Chairman , Senate Committee for Works , Adamu Aliero , said they were in the state to inspect all federal projects, especially road projects .
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The leadership of the All Progressive in Taraba State has threatened to explore legal options that will compel the Taraba State Governor , Darius Ishaku , to return to the state if the of Assembly fails to comply with the necessary constitutional provisions .
The state Chairman of the party , Mr . Ibrahim El -Sudi ; and the APC governorship candidate in the 2019 elections , Prof . Muhammad Yahaya, said this at a press conference they jointly addressed , in Jalingo , on Thursday .
They alleged that Ishaku had been out of the state for over 54 days without transmitting power to his deputy, Haruna Manu .
El -Sudi said , “The governor has failed to do the needful and he has been out of the state for 54 days now . The House has also failed to invoke the necessary constitutional provisions . We , therefore , call on the house to urgently do this in the interest of the state .”
They threatened to seek legal redress should the assembly fail to do the needful .

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