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Thursday, 22 October 2015
Akwa Ibom tribunal orders re-run election in 18 LGA
The Akwa Ibom state governorship tribunal today nullified the April 11
governorship election in 18 out of the 31 Local government areas in the
state, citing irregularities in the manner in which the elections were
conducted. The tribunal ordered that fresh elections should be conducted
in the affected Local government areas while the state governor, should
still remain in office pending the outcome of the re-run election.
APC governorship candidate in the state, Umana Umana had dragged the
state governor and PDP candidate Udom Emmanuel before the tribunal,
challenging his victory at the poll.