Court Order INEC To Accept Akpabio As Apc Senatorial Candidate

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The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to accept and publish Godswill Akpabio’s name as the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate for the 2023 Akwa Ibom North/West Senatorial District election.

Justice Nwite added that Akpabio was validly nominated as the Akwa – Ibom Northwest Senatorial District candidate of the APC from the primary conducted by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) on June 9, 2022.

Nwite, who said that the electoral umpire acted illegally, said the commission lacked the power to have disqualified the 2nd plaintiff (Akpabio).

The judge also declared that INEC cannot publish any other name or particulars of any other candidate as a candidate of the APC for the Akwa – Ibom North/West Senatorial District elections, except as nominated, submitted, and received from the APC.