|Gov. Akpabio/Sen. Udoedehe
The Gubernatorial candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) to the last year elections in Akwa Ibom State, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe was today, Tuesday, given some hope by the new tribunal sitting in Uyo. The petition filed by the Counsels to His Excellency, the Governor of Akwa Ibom, Chief Godswill Akpabio which prayed the tribunal not hear the case (of electoral fraud as filed by Udoedehe) because it was not filed within 180 days as specified by Electoral Act was struck out by tribunal today.
It could be recalled that the PDP had said that the 180 given their rivals to file their complaints had elapsed before they (ACN) did so. But the tribunal gave Udoedehe a lifeline as the case is now to be heard on merit not on irregularities of filing the case.
Below is a facebook post by the Distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic: