Court nullifies Akwa Ibom APC guber primary

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Justice Agatha Okeke of the  Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, has disqualified Akan Udofia as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the 2023 governorship election.

The case was filed by a former Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs, Ita Enang  challenging the candidacy of Udofia.

Enang had alleged that Udofia was not an APC member as at the time the poll was conducted, noting that Udofia contested the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary held on May 25 before coming to contest the APC primary on May 26.

Justice Okeke concurred with Enang’s argument, and ruled that Udofia was not a member of the APC as he did not participate in all the stages of the process for electing a governorship candidate of the party.

In her judgment delivered on Monday, Justice Okeke ordered that a fresh election be conducted within 14 days from the day of this judgement.

The judgment barred Udofia from participating in the election.

 




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