Abuja - The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja on Friday upheld the nullification of election in 18 Akwa Ibom Local Government Areas (LGAs) as ordered by the state Governorship Election Tribunal, reports Daily Post
Governor Udom Emmanuel had approached the court to challenge the October 21, 2015 judgment of the tribunal which nullified his election in 18 out of the 31 LGAs in the state.
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The court in its ruling on Friday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct fresh governorship election in the affected local governments
Governor Emmanuel’s victory is being challenged by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the April 11 election, Okon Umana.
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