By Odo Ogenyi, Uyo
Presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has won the presidential election held last Saturday in Akwa Ibom.
Result from the 31 Local Councils announced by the state collation officer Prof Emmanuel Adigie in Uyo on Monday indicate that the former Vice President scored a total of 214,872 votes to defeat Senator Bola Tinubu of the APC who polled 160,620 votes
Former Anambra Governor and candidate of Labour Party Mr Peter Obi scored 132,683 votes to finish strongly in third place while the YPP and NNPP ganered 27,179 and 7796 votes respectively.
Atiku won in 22 of the Local Councils while Tinubu won in six with Obi winning the urban cities of Uyo, Eket and also Ibiono Ibom councils.
The state has a total number of 2,357,418 registered voters but only 594,450 were accredited to vote.
The collation was however mared by series of protests from many of the parties who accused some of the electoral officers and LG returning officers in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District of manipulating election result in favour of the APC.