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UPDATE: Appeal Court Declares A Rerun For Godswill Akpabio As He Stands A Chance Of Victory

Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and Senatorial candidate of Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District, Godswill Akpabio has been given another chance at the senatorial slot of the Akwa Ibom North West District by the Appeal Court in Calabar.

The court nullified the election that returned Chris Ekpenyong of the PDP as winner and ordered a rerun in Essien Udim local government area within 90 days.

The former governor was first elected senator from the district in 2015 when he concluded his two terms as governor.

Chris Ekpenyong of the Peoples Democratic Party was initially declared winner of the election by INEC, but Mr Akpabio challenged the decision at the election’s tribunal.

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Akpabio lost at the tribunal and challenged the decision at the Court of Appeal.

Editor’s Note: We are sincerely sorry for the mixup where we had earlier reported that Godswill Akpabio was declared the winner by the Appeal Court. Error regretted. (c) November 9, 2019

Written by Adesoji OMOSEBI

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