- Elections petitions tribunal in Akwa Ibom has received nothing less than 34 petitions on the just concluded governor, National Assembly and states houses of assembly polls
- Sidiq Abubakar, the secretary of the tribunal, said one of the petitions was against Governor Udom Emmanuel of the PDP
- Abubakar also said 23 petitions were from the state House of Assembly elections out of the 26 House of Assembly seats
The governorship, National Assembly and state houses of assembly elections petition tribunal in Uyo, Akwa Ibom said it has received no fewer than 34 petitions as at Monday, April 1.
The tribunal secretary in the state, Sidiq Abubakar, made this known in a document made available to newsmen on Wednesday, April in Uyo, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
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Abubakar said that one of the petitions was filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the state, Nsima Ekere against Governor Udom Emmanuel of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
He said the tribunal also received two petitions emanating from the senatorial election, adding that Senator Godswill Akpabio of APC filed one against Christopher Ekpenyong of the PDP from Akwa Ibom northwest.
The secretary tribunal also said that Bassey Etim of APC filed another petition against Senator Bassey Akpan of the PDP from Akwa Ibom northeast.
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 Nsima Ekere, 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 News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 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.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a pressure group, Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement (AILM), raised the alarm that there are indicators that there may be post-election violence in the state.
The group said the polls has been adjudged generally peaceful despite pockets of violence in parts of the state, but said its intelligence gathered, shows that agents of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were planning to forment trouble.
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