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Senator Chris Ekpenyong of Akwa Ibom North West senatorial district has urged the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal to dismiss Senator Godswill Akpabio’s petition challenging his election, on the basis of incompetence.
Dr. Alloysius William, one of the witnesses called by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, before the National Assembly elections petition tribunal sitting in Uyo, stunned the court with some revelations at the weekend.
Senator Godswill Akpabio has insisted the Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial district election was massively manipulated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
There was a mild drama at the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Akwa Ibom State when a witness, Mr. Godwin Afangideh, presented a document confirming that Senator Godswill Akpabio won the Akwa Ibom Northwest senatorial election.
Determined to retain his seat, former Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, yesterday, gave reasons why the Federal High Court in Abuja should not sack him from the National Assembly for joining the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Chief Ebenezer Babatope, a former Minister of Transport, has said Godswill Akpabio, former Akwa Ibom State governor, committed political suicide by dumping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) prior to the 2019 elections.
Senator-elect for Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District (Akwa Ibom North-West), Dr. Chris Ekpenyong, has told Senator Godswill Akpabio to allow members of the election tribunal do their work.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.
Godswill Akpabio, a senator from Akwa Ibom, has dismissed as “fake”, a news report alleging that he claimed to have the connection to influence the outcome of his petition before the election tribunal in the state.
The Governorship, National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Uyo, Akwa Ibom says it has received no fewer than 34 petitions as at April 1.
Godswill Akpabio, a senator from Akwa Ibom State, has filed a petition at the election tribunal against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Chris Ekpenyong, his opponent and the winner of the just concluded election for Akwa Ibom North-West District.
However, incontrovertible result sheets from Akwa Ibom INEC office showed different figures that had Akpabio securing 138,256 votes as against Ekpeyong’s 123,843.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said that the votes of the Akwa Ibom people allegedly stolen during the presidential and National Assembly elections of February 23 would be reclaimed.
An FCT High Court has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to issue Certificate of Return to the presumed winner of the Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District election, Chris Ekpenyong.
Ongoing efforts by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to provide qualitative healthcare services to Nigerians in all walks of life received a major boost over the weekend with the formal accreditation of the NNPC Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
At the opening hearing of his fraud trial earlier this month, Obinwanne Okeke, a Nigerian entrepreneur held in America over an $11 million fraud, asked to see a public health dental hygienist.
The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Mr Agboola Ajayi, has denied a report that he is dumping the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in order to contest the 2020 governorship election against his boss, Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
The Lagos State Police Command on Sunday said eight suspected cultists, including a female have been arrested while being initiated into a dread cult group, called ‘One Million Boys.’
A leading independent newspaper in Nigeria, Daily Trust, has called for nomination of exemplary personalities for the coveted African of the Year 2019.
A Kogi State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant, Prince Mohammed Abubakar Audu, has said that allowing the will of the people to prevail at the August 29 primary of the party will save it from defeat at the November 16 governorships election.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the commission has commenced plan for the 2023 general elections with the ongoing series of review of 2019 general elections.
Gibraltar has released the Iranian supertanker Grace 1, according to the Gibraltar Chronicle.
The Taraba State Youth Forum for Good Governance and Accountability (TSYFGGA) has urged Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba to suspend all traditional rulers whose communities are engulfed in communal crisis in the state.
Ebonyi government has urged residents not to panic over the reported yellow fever outbreak in the state.