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Akwa Ibom: Appeal Court Nullifies State Assembly Election, Orders Issuance Of Certificate Of Return To APC Candidate

Akwa Ibom: Appeal Court Nullifies State Assembly Election, Orders Issuance Of Certificate Of Return To APC Candidate
The Appeal Court in Calabar on Thursday, November 14, 2019 nullified the State Assembly election in Mbo State Constituency of Akwa Ibom in which the People Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Okon Asukwo emerged as the winner.
The court after the judgement, declared Effiong Johnson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission lNEC to issue Certificate of Return to the APC candidate.

In reaction to this, the PDP State Publicity Secretary has said that the party will accept the court ruling in good faith as there was ‘no other avenue of legal adjudication on this matter and the court process being part of the electoral system, the outcome must be respected whether favourable or not!’

The statement read, “We have been briefed by the State Legal Adviser of our party, Goddy Umoh Esq, on the judgement of the Court of Appeal in the appeal filed in respect of Mbo State Constituency wherein the appellate court allowed the appeal and declared the candidate of the APC, Chief Effiong Johnson as the winner of the elections.

“As a law abiding institution, we respect the judgment, since there is no other avenue of legal adjudication on this matter. The court process is a part of the electoral system and must be respected whether the outcome is favorable or not.”

The PDP also urged its supporters in Mbo to receive the judgement with maturity and conduct themselves in a peaceful manner.

Recall that a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday disqualified the Bayelsa State deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Biobarakuma Degi, from participating in the forthcoming Saturday, 16th of November, 2019 governorship poll in the state.

Justice Inyang Ekwo said this while delivering judgement in the suit marked FHC/ ABJ / CS / 1101 / 2019 instituted by the Peoples Democratic Party and others.

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Source| DailyPost.ng
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