It was all smile for the senator representing Akwa Ibom North west has he was sworn in by the Senate President after conquering Godswil Obot Akpabio in the just concluded senatorial rerun elections.
Ekpeyong won the rerun election ordered by the Court and conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission on January 25.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, who contested the February 2019 National Assembly election as a sitting senator on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, had dragged Ekpeyong to court.
Ekpeyong’s victory was cut short by the Appeal Court which directed INEC to conduct a fresh poll.
But Ekpeyong won again in the January 25, 2020 re-run election for Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District.