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Supreme court has the final say – Akpabio to seek redress after sack as senatorial candidate

Nov 15, 2022

Senator Godwill Akpabio has reacted to judgement of the Court of Appeal which sacked him as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for  Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District.

 

In a statement he released, the former Governor of Akwa Ibom state said his lawyers are studying the judgement for the purpose of redress. 

 

Akpabio called on his supporters to remain calm and law abiding, while also adding that the supreme court has the final say.

 

The statement read; 

 

“My attention has been drawn to the judgement delivered in the above Appeal, wherein orders were made by the Court of Appeal Abuja Division, directing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to delist my name from their list as the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) Senatorial Candidate for Akwa lbom North West Senatorial District in the forth coming 2023 elections.

“It is instructive to mention that I was not a party in the said appeal though Orders were made against me and my interest .

“Whilst awaiting a copy of the said judgement to be made available to me and any other interested party, it is important to state that I am a lawyer by training and a law-abiding citizen of this country and I am bound by our laws and judgements emanating from our courts including the one under reference.

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

“I am aware that the Supreme Court of Nigeria has the final say in these matters. I therefore strongly advise my supporters, APC members and all my constituents to remain calm and law-abiding, as they continue the campaigns for the successes of the APC in Akwa lbom North West Senatorial District, Akwa Ibom State and Nigeria at large.”