APC to appeal against tribunal’s judgment in Akwa Ibom

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The All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday said it would appeal against the judgment of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Akwa Ibom.

The Chairman of the party in the state, Dr Amadu Atai, who announced this to newsmen in Uyo, said the party was expecting outright cancellation of the governorship election since it nullified the elections in 18 out of the 31 local government areas.

“The tribunal has cancelled the governorship elections in 18 local government areas and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct elections in the affected areas.

“But we are going to file an appeal because we expected cancellation in more local government areas where discrepancies were pervasive”, he said.

The Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Paul Ekpo, however, said that the judgement was confusing.

Ekpo said the only good thing about the judgment was that the State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, remained in office.

He said the party would review the judgment, adding, “the judgment is very confusing except that my governor, who had won the election overwhelmingly in the state, still remains the governor.

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