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Published On: Fri, Dec 18th, 2015

Court of Appeal Nullifies Akwa-Ibom Gov Election, Orders for Re-Election

LAGOS DECEMBER 18TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has cancelled the entire election that produced Udom Emmanuel as the governor of Akwa Ibom State.
The Court, which delivered the judgement on Friday, ordered for a rerun of the election in 90 days.
The Akwa Ibom State Elections Petitions Tribunal had earlier cancelled the election in 18 out of the 31 local government areas in the state.
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Umanah Umanah, had dragged Emmanuel, who ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, to the Tribunal over the outcome of the election.
Umanah said the election did not meet the required standard.
The Tribunal nullified part of the process by ordering for rerun in 18 of the 31 local government areas in the state.
Emmanuel, not satisfied with the outcome, went to the Court of Appeal to challenge the ruling, with Umanah also demanding for the nullification of the entire election.
The Court of Appeal on Friday nullified the entire election.

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