Appeal Court Upholds Senator Akpabio’s Election

The election of the former governor of Akwa Ibom state and the Senate minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has been upheld by the Federal Court of Appeal.

APC’s Inibehe Okori had approached the court challenging the judgement of the trial tribunal which upheld the disputed March 28 Akwa Ibom North West senatorial election in which Akpabio of the PDP was declared winner.

The three man Appeal Court panel had earlier berated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), for what it says is ”it’s public display of partisanship and failure to remain neutral as an independent electoral umpire and wondered why the commission should cry more than the bereaved in the suit.”

The Court of Appeal ordered a rerun election in Akwa Ibom State in 90 days.

Just recently, Mrs Uche Ekwunife, a PDP senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District was sacked by a Federal Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu state.

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