Akwa Ibom: Tribunal dismisses, Akpanudoedehe, Nya-Etok petitions


By Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo

Akwa Ibom State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo, has dismissed the petitions filed by Senator John James Akpanudoedehe of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, and Arc. Ezekiel Nya-Etok of the African Democratic Congress, ADC.

The three-member panel led by Justice Adekunle Adeleye delivered the judgement in both petitions on Wednesday, September, 27.

Delivering the judgement, the tribunal  dismissed the NNPP and ADC suits seeking the disqualification of governor Umo Eno of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for lack of Merit.

Sen. Akpanudoedehe of the NNPP had in his arguments claimed that Governor Umo Eno was a convict by the Wuse Magistrate Court, Abuja, thereby robbing him of the qualification to have contested the March 18, 2023 governorship election.

He had therefore prayed the Tribunal to order that the election be cancelled, and a fresh one conducted within 90 days.

Similarly Nyaetok had sought the…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper