A’Ibom: Umana Runs To Appeal Court, Seeks Udom’s Removal

A’Ibom: Umana Runs To Appeal Court, Seeks Udom’s Removal

Despite the Election Petitions Tribunal ordering a re-run governorship election in 18 out of the 31 local government areas in Akwa Ibom, the All Progressive Congress (APC) have decided to head to the Appeal court to seek redress.


According to This Day, Umana Okon Umana, the APC governorship candidate in the April 11 election has demanded that the April 11 election should be totally annulled.

The APC governorship candidate has also filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal in Abuja challenging the judgement of the State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on the poll.

In the notice of appeal, Umana and the APC faulted the tribunal judgment on grounds of debacle of justice, urging the Appeal court to remove Governor Emmanuel Udom from office.

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A’Ibom: Umana Runs To Appeal Court, Seeks Udom’s Removal
Governor Emmanuel Udom (Left) and Umana Okon Umana of the APC (right)

The APC also alleged that the April 11 election didn’t comply with the Election Act 2010 and voter guidelines of INEC, at such, a fresh governorship election has to be conducted throughout the state.

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Governor Udom Emmanuel had been declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner in the April 11 governorship election.

However, it was reported that the election was allegedly marred with violence, harassment of voters, hijacking of election materials among many others which led international and local observers to pass an unanimous verdict that it was a sham and recommend a complete cancellation of the exercise.

According to the APC, there was no election in the state and its candidate, Umana Okon Umana, had to challenge the victory at the tribunal seeking a cancellation of the purported election.

Source: Legit.ng

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