The Candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Abak/Etim Ekpo/Ika Federal constituency of Akwa Ibom State, Clement Jimbo has been declared the winner of the supplementary elections held on April 15, in the state.
According to the result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, Jumbo polled a total of 22, 225 votes, to defeat his closest contender, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Aniekan Umanah who polled 20,793 votes.
The victory of the APC candidate in the Saturday supplementary election, witnessed widespread jubilation in the area, because, he was able to defeat Umanah of the PDP, who is an incumbent lawmaker, in the constituency.
Jimbo, who was very elated about his victory at the poll, appreciated the electorates and assured the people of better days ahead.
“Never allow anybody to look down on your days of little beginning. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a step. We took that step some years ago, and today it has culminated in a very great victory.
“And I have good news for you, this is just the beginning of greater things to come and you will be alive to witness those greater things.
“I am very delighted. This is just the beginning of a continuous celebration. We are going to hold a Thanksgiving to appreciate God and every critical stakeholder of the party who has made this day so.
“Keep your eyes open, keep your ears open because from today henceforth, you are going to experience greater things in this constituency.
“By the grace of God, many of our youths who have been bastardized, reduced, abused, deprived of achieving their potential, God will use us to upgrade their standard and your status. We will try our best,” he said.