Tribunal orders re-run of Akwa Ibom Governorship Election in 18 LGs

Posted by News Express | 21 October 2015 | 2,139 times

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The Akwa Ibom Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has orders a re-run in 18 local government areas of the state.

Giving its verdict today, the tribunal said it was satisfied that there were discrepancies during the governorship election held on April 11.

The tribunal further asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct the re-run elections.

No date has been fixed for the election re-run.

There are 31 local government areas in Akwa Ibom State.

After the April 11 election, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Udom Emmanuel was declared the winner by the INEC.

Mr Emmanuel polled a total of 996 071 votes, ahead of the candidate of the All Progressive Congress’s, Umana Okon Umana, who got 89 865. (Channels TV)

Source: News Express

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