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Appeal Court Sacks Akwa Ibom Governor, Orders Rerun

Udom-Akwa IbomA Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Friday nullified the election of Emmanuel Udom of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor of Akwa Ibom State. The court orders that a fresh election be held within 90 days.

The election of the governor had earlier been nullified by Akwa Ibom State Governorship Election Tribunal and a re-run election in 18 local councils of the state was ordered.

The candidate of the All Progressive’s Congress (APC) Umana Umana had challenged the declaration of the Emmanuel Udom as the winner of the governorship election in the State.

Unsatisfied with the judgement of the tribunal, both Emmanuel Udom and Umana Umana headed for the Court of Appeal with different arguments. While Emmanuel argued that he won the elections in all 31 local councils of the State, Umana demanded a total cancellation of the election.

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