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Appeal Court nullifies Senator Ekpenyong’s election

The Calabar Court of Appeals, in Cross River state, pronounced a ruling in favor of Senator Godswill Akpabio, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, canceling the election of Dr. Chris Ekpenyong, of the People Democratic Party, PDP , who was declared the winner of the National Assembly elections on February 23, 2019 in the district of the northwestern Senate of Akwa Ibom.

The court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the return certificate issued to Dr. Ekpenyong and to hold new elections in the district of the Northwestern Senate of Akwa Ibom within 90 days.

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He recalled that Akpabio, not satisfied with the sentence previously pronounced against him by the Court of Elections led by Judge Akanbi, who is in Uyo, in the state of Akwa Ibom, has appealed to the Calabar Court of Appeal.

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