Tribunal: Akpabio, Nsima, others file 34 petitions in A’Ibom

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All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship and senatorial candidates Chief Nsima Ekere Senator Godswill Akpabio have filed petitions at the Akwa state Election Tribunal challenging the victories of Governor Udom Emmanuel and Chief Chris Ekpeyong of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) respectively.

The tribunal, which made this known in Uyo Wednesday, said it received no fewer than 34 petitions as at April 1.

The tribunal secretary in the state, Mr Sidiq Abubakar, made this known in a document, said that one of the petitions was filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the state, Ekere against Governor Emmanuel.

He said the tribunal also received two petitions emanating from the senatorial election, adding that Senator Godswill Akpabio of APC filed one against Mr Christopher Ekpenyong of the PDP from Akwa Ibom North-west.

The secretary tribunal also said that Mr Bassey Etim of APC filed another petition against Senator Bassey Akpan of the PDP from Akwa Ibom North-east.

Further, he said eight petitions emanated from the House of Representatives and 23 petitions from the state House of Assembly elections out of the 26 House of Assembly seats.

“We have received 34 petitions, including that of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate Mr Nsima Ekere.

“We also received two petitions from the senate, eight from the House of Representatives. Others are 23 petitions from the State House of Assembly elections,” he said.

The tribunal also received one petition filed by the PDP House of Assembly candidate, Mr Gerald Umoh against Mr Nse Ntuen of APC from Essien Udim State Constituency.

No date has been fixed for the tribunal to begin its sitting. (NAN)

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