After defeating his opponent Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio took the oath of office on Tuesday.
Akpabio, who received 63 votes to defeat Yari, who received 46 votes, promised to work and carry out his duties in accordance with the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s constitution.
Akpabio who is a lawyer and politician has served as minister for Niger Delta Affairs from 2019 to 2022. He resigned on 11 May 2022 on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari to contest in the presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress.
He served as governor of Akwa Ibom State from 2007 to 2015, while Yari was elected the Governor of Zamfara State in the 26 April 2011.