Akpabio/Frank Okon: Stalemate, as judge fails to show up
L-R: Gov. Godswill Akpabio, Engr Frank Okon
Another stalemate was recorded on Thursday,
July 12, 2012 in the case filed by Engr. Frank Okon seeking to unseat Chief
Godswill Akpabio as the governor of Akwa Ibom State as the presiding judge failed
to show up for the day’s proceedings.
Justice Abdul Kafarati, the presiding judge
of Federal High Court 2 is said to have embarked on a seminar abroad alongside
the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court. The Federal High Court, Connoisseur learnt will also proceed on a long vacation
which will last from July 16th to September 14th, 2012.
Accordingly, when Justice Kafarati is back
and the FHC vacation is over, a new judgment date will be communicated to both
Engr. Frank Okon, a former SA to erstwhile
governor of the state, Victor Attah is praying the court to sack Akpabio on the
ground that his nomination form was signed and the January 15, 2011 guber
primary was ordered by the then ousted PDP National Chairman, Chief Okwesilieze