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Appeal Court Rules In Favour Of Akpabio, Sack Senator Ekpenyong



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The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar has nullified the election of Dr. Chris Ekpenyong, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and ruled in favour of Sen. Godswill Akpabio, of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Senator Godswill Akpabio of the All Progressives Congress (APC) lost to Senator Christopher Ekpenyong on February 23, 2019, National Assembly election in Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District.

Senator Akpabio, who is currently the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, had approached the Appellant Court asking it to upturn the pronouncement of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The court INEC to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Dr. Ekpenyong and conduct a fresh election in the Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District within 90 days.

Source: Naija News