Umana Okon Umana, APC governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom State
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom has described the verdict of the Supreme Court on the governorship election held in the state last year as ‘weird’.
In a letter by Dr Amadu Attai, APC Chairman in Akwa Ibom, the party stated its utter disappointment and shock at the judgment of the Supreme Court on the PDP appeal against the victory of the APC at the Court of Appeal.
The party then outlined some of the evidences it has against the conduct of the election as well as its outcome.
Read full statement below:
1) We will like to start this comment with a tribute to our members and supporters for the gallantry and steadfastness with which they braved all the challenges of the extra-hostile political environment in Akwa Ibom State to turn our cry for change into a mass movement for liberation and true democracy. Our members and supporters are indeed the real heroes of the APC success story.
2) We also want to put on record our utter disappointment and shock at the judgment of the Supreme Court on the PDP appeal against the victory of the APC at the Court of Appeal in the state governorship election petition. In our judgement, the judgment of the Supreme Court is an invitation to anarchy and a lamentable throwback to the Hobbesian state of brute force where life was short and nasty.
3) The Supreme Court judgment is a dangerous act of political advocacy that completely ignores the uncontested and overwhelming evidence of the petitioner at the Tribunal which had held that the petitioner had proved that there was no valid election in 18 of the 31 location government areas in the state.
4) The Supreme Court equally turned its back at the findings of the Court …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper