BREAKING: Akwa Ibom Gov Udom To Join Wike As A-Court Nullifies State Election

  • The Court Said The Tribunal Erred When it Voided Only 18 LGAs
  • The Court of Appeal on December 16th Sacked Rivers’ Wike In Similar Decision

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri

ABUJA – The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has nullified the outcome of the April 11 governorship election in Akwa Ibom State.

The court in the lead judgment del‎ivered by Justice Adefunke Okojie, held that the Akwa Ibom State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal erred when it voided election results from only 18 Local Government Areas ‎in the state.

‎Consequently, a unanimous judgment, a five-man panel of Justices of the ‎appellate court, voided the Certificate of Return that was issued to Governor Emmanuel Udom ‎by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

It ordered that a fresh governorship election should be conducted in the state within 90 days.