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General News of Thursday, 15 September 2022


Court rules in favour of Akpabio as APC senatorial candidate

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to accept and publish the name of Godswill Akpabio as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Akwa Ibom North/West senatorial district in 2023.

Akpabio is a former two term governor of Akwa-Ibom State and Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Justice Emeka Nwite, in a judgment on Thursday, held that INEC acted illegally for refusing to accept and publish Akpabio’s name even when it was sent to it by the APC as its candidate.

He was a member of the current Senate before his appointment as Minister.