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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rejected Senator Godswill Akpabio’s withdrawal from a scheduled rerun election for the Akwa Ibom North-West District which takes place this Saturday.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) may be unable to field a candidate for the January 25, 2020 senatorial rerun in Akwa Ibom State, ordered by the Court of Appeal.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom state has mocked the Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Senator Godswill Akpabio, saying he withdrew from the rerun poll to avoid another defeat.
The Senator representing Akwa Ibom North-West (Ikot Ekpene) Senatorial District, Senator Chris Ekpenyong, has advised the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, to avoid unnecessary distractions and use his tenure to address the challenges confronting the Niger Delta region.
Ahead of the rerun election for the Ikot Ekpene Senatorial seat, Senator Godswill Akpabio and Dr. Chris Ekpenyong, have once again engaged in a war of words over the coveted seat.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State has welcomed the judgement of the Court of Appeal on the Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial election which nullified the election of Chris Ekpenyong and ordered a rerun in only one local government area – Essien Udim Local Government Area – between Mr Ekpenyong and Godswill Akpabio, a former Senate minority leader.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar, Cross River State has ruled in favour of Senator Godswill Akpabio, nullifying the election of Dr Chris Ekpenyong, who was wrongly declared the winner of the February 23, 2019 National Assembly election in Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District.
A member of the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Justice Sheriff Hafizu, has said Senator Godswill Akpabio was robbed of his victory in February 23 National Assembly election.
The National Assembly election petitions tribunal sitting in Uyo has upheld the election of Christopher Ekpenyong who represents Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District.
The minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Sen Godswill Akpabio, and his opponent in the election of Akwa Ibom North East (Ikot Ekpene) senatorial district, Chris Ekpenyong, will know their fate next week as the National Assembly election tribunal rounds off its sitting in the state.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Senator Godswill Akpabio has denied the allegation that he bribed the Chairman and members of the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Akwa Ibom State.
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.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom has called for the resignation of Hon. Justice Jennifer Mbalamen Ijohor, who is the chairman Panel of 2 in charge of National and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in the state.
Senator Godswill Akpabio has insisted the Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial district election was massively manipulated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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 District (Akwa Ibom North-West), Chris Ekpenyong, has warned former Governor Godswill Akpabio to stop the campaign of blackmail and intimidation against the duly constituted election tribunal currently trying the case in Uyo.
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