Senate: Akpabio Wins, Appeal Court Nullifies Ekpenyong's Election




The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar, Cross River State has  nullified  the election of Dr. Chris Ekpenyong  declared winner of the February 23, 2019 National Assembly election as Senator representing  Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District.

Former governor, Godswill Akpabio who contested as senatorial candidate of the APC  has appealled  the judgment  against him by the Justice Akanbi-led Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, and filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal, Calabar.

As a result of the ruling, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been ordered to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Dr. Chris Ekpenyong and to conduct re-run elections in Essien Udim LGA in the Senatorial District within ninety days
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