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Breaking News: Appeal Court nullifies Akwa Ibom governorship election

By The Citizen
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The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has nullified the outcome of the April 11 governorship election in Akwa Ibom State.

The court in the lead judgment del‎ivered by Justice Adefunke Okojie, held that the Akwa Ibom State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal erred when it voided election results from only 18 Local Government Areas ‎in the state.

‎Consequently, a unanimous judgment, a five-man panel of Justices of the ‎appellate court, voided the Certificate of Return that was issued to Governor Emmanuel Udom ‎by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

It ordered that a fresh governorship election should be conducted in the state within 90 days.

More details soon.