Akwa-Ibom: Court nullifies APC gov primary

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…says Akan Udofia not APC member, asks to conduct new primary within 14days.

The Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, has nullified the All Progressives Congress governorship primary conducted on May 26, 2022, NewsSpecng gathered.

The court also ordered that fresh governorship primary within 14 days.

The presiding Judge, Justice Agatha Okeke, made this judgment on Monday, November 14, 2022, also disqualifing the governorship candidate of the party, Akanimo Udofia, from participating in the primary, saying that he was not a member of the APC in the state.

The court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission not to recognise him (Akan Udofia) nor accept him as candidate according to section 77 sub-section 3 of the Electoral Act.

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