Court orders arrest of professor for trying to rig 2019 election

- Security personnel have been asked to arrest Professor Ignatius Uduk

- The professor was accused of electoral fraud during 2019 general elections

- Specifically, the professor was alleged to have attempted to rig a senatorial district election

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In what will come as an embarrassment to the academic world, a court in Akwa Ibom has ordered the arrest of a professor.

The University of Uyo professor is accused of trying to rig the 2019 Akwa Ibom northwest senatorial district election.

According to report, the professor, Ignatius Uduk had refused to appear before the court after several unsuccessful attempts to serve him with the summons

This was disclosed by Odaro Aisien, HOD Voter Education at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

He said after his refusal to appear at the court, INEC subsequently filed a motion for substituted service which was granted on November 16, 2020.

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Honourable Justice A. E. Archibong, the presiding judge faulted the professor his no-show stunt. He subsequently adjourned the matter to December 9.

He also directed the police to produce the defendant in court.

However, Nigerians have taken to the social media to react to the news:

David Goden Goden Gomam wrote:

"Those professors that lead us to this problem we facing today by announcing fake results."

Vincent Ezeugonna added that:

"All the professors and police who participated in that election are unfair. They are the reason for our national troubles. They must be professors with questionable characters and certificate. Police glory has been dethroned, theirs is coming."

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the authorities in Akwa Ibom say a recent investigative report alleging multi-billion naira fraud against some officials of the state government is false and faulty.

Legit.ng had also reported that Emmanuel is leading a charge to reverse the hike in the price of staple food which has plagued Akwa Ibom state in the past few weeks.

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This comes on the heels of the skyrocketing price of foodstuffs such as rice, garri, beans, onion, tomato, and others in local markets especially those ones produced within the state.

Concerned about the development, the governor directed the state commissioner for agriculture, Dr. Glory Edet, and her team at the agric ministry to initiate measures that will eventually crash the price of foodstuff to a reasonable extent, ahead of the yuletide.

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