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Court Nullifies Akwa Ibom APC Guber Primary

A Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State has annulled the gubernatorial primary of the All Progressive Congress (APC) held in the State on May 26, 2022.

In a suit number FHC/UY/144/2022, a former aide to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang, had gone to court claiming the APC primary was characterised by several illegalities.

Enang, in one of his claims, said that Akan Udofia was not a member of the APC in the State.

But Udofia argued the APC had given him a waiver that qualified him to contest the primary.

In a judgement on Monday, Justice Agatha Okeke cancelled the APC primary and ordered the party to conduct another primary within two weeks.

Justice Okeke also dismissed the purported waiver granted Udofia and ordered the party to conduct another primary in a fortnight where authentic governorship flag bearer of APC in the State will emerge.

The Judge also ordered that Udofia, who claimed to have won the aborted primary election of APC in the State, should not participate in the fresh party primary.

Reacting to the judgement, Udofia assured his supporters that he will be on the ballot.

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