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Published On: Wed, Oct 21st, 2015

Tribunal Orders Re-run in 18 LGA of Akwa Ibom Gov. Election

LAGOS OCTOBER 21ST (URHOBOTODAY)-The Akwa Ibom State governorship tribunal has ordered for a rerun of the governorship election in the state.
The Tribunal ordered Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct re-run election in 18 local government areas of the state. There are 31 LGs in Akwa Ibom.

Giving its verdict on Wednesday, the Tribunal said it was satisfied that there were discrepancies during the governorship election held on April 11.
The Tribunal further asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct the re-run elections.
The tribunal, which is sitting in Abuja, is led by Justice Sadiq Umar.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Mr. Emmanuel Udom of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the election ahead of another main contender, Mr. Umana Umana of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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