BREAKING: Mighty Jubilation, As Court Of Appeal Delivers Heavy Judgement, Today

By Post-Nigeria: November 9, 2019 17:45

BREAKING: Mighty Jubilation, As Court Of Appeal Delivers Heavy Judgement, Today

The Court of Appeal, in Calabar, has given Godswill Akpabio, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, another chance at the Senatorial slot of the Akwa Ibom North West District.
The court nullified the election that returned Chris Ekpenyong of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the winner, and ordered a rerun in Essien Udim Local Government Area, within 90 days.

The former Governor was first elected Senator from the District, in 2015, when he concluded his two terms as Governor of Akwa Ibom State.

He was appointed into President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet, in July, serving currently as the Niger-Delta Minister.
Chris Ekpenyong of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was initially declared winner of the election by INEC, but Akpabio challenged the decision at the Election Petition Tribunal.
He lost at the Tribunal, and challenged the decision at the Court of Appeal.