Court nullifies APC governorship primary in Akwa Ibom
The Federal High Court sitting in Uyo has disqualified Akan Udofia as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the 2023 governorship election, stressing that he has never been a member of the party.
While delivering her judgment on Monday, Justice Agatha Okeke ordered a fresh election to be conducted within 14 days and also barred Udofia from participating in the election.
The Nigerian News reports that a former Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs, Ita Enang, had filed the case challenging the candidacy of Udofia.
Enang alleged that Udofia was not an APC member as at the time the poll was conducted, noting that Udofia contested the governorship primary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on May 25 before coming to contest the APC primary on May 26.