Akpabio reacts to ruling nullifying his senatorial ticket

Godwill Akpabio, the former minister of Niger Delta, has said his lawyers are studying the court of appeal ruling that nullified his candidacy for the Akwa Ibom North West senatorial ticket under the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The appeallate court had set aside a high court ruling directing the Independent National Electoral Commission to accept Akpabio as the ticket holder.

Reacting, Akpabio said that he was not a party to the appeal even though “orders were made against me and my interest”.

The former minister said that he would abide by the latest ruling while he awaits his lawyers’ advice.

“My lawyers, on my advice and brief, have commenced the scrutiny of the contents of the judgement as read, for the purposes of seeking appropriate legal redress.

“I am aware that the Supreme Court of Nigeria has the final say in these matters,” he said.


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