Supreme Court Delivers Judgement On Akwa Ibom APC Guber Candidate Tussle

Supreme Court Delivers Judgement On Akwa Ibom APC Guber Candidate Tussle

The Supreme Court on Tuesday laid to rest, the tussle on who is the authentic governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Akwa-Ibom is, as it affirmed Akan Udofia as the duly nominated  APC candidate.

A former senator, Ita Enang, had sought to nullify Udofia’s nomination as the governorship candidate of the party in the state.

Delivering the judgement, a five-member panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, held that Udofia was a bona fide member of the APC when it held the primary election.

Kekere-Ekun held that a political party has the “prerogative” to grant anyone membership waivers.

“I am in full agreement with the lower court that Udofia was a member of the APC when he contested for the primary, and that the issue of a waiver is an internal affair of a party which the court cannot inquire into.


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