Court Of Appeal Sacks Akpabio As APC Senatorial Candidate, Gives Reason

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Former Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio has been sacked by the Court of Appeal as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District.

A three-member panel of justices led by Justice Danlami Senchi while delivering judgement on Monday held that Akpabio failed to file a proof of arguments within the time provided by the rules.

The panel further ruled that the former Governor of Akwa Ibom who contested in the presidential primary of the ruling party could not participate in the valid primary of the party held on May 28 and monitored by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which produced Udom Ekpoudom as a candidate.

The Appeal Court on Monday also set aside the judgement of the Federal High Court Abuja.

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