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In Akwa Ibom APC says Supreme Court judgement lacks logic

The party said the judgement lacks logic, reason and depth.

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Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State

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The Akwa Ibom state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has faulted the judgment of the Supreme Court, upholding the election of  Governor Udom Emmanuel.

Punch reports that the party said the judgement lacks logic, reason and depth.

A statement issued by the Akwa Ibom State Chairman of the APC, Dr. Amadu Attai, reads: “We want to put on record our utter rejection of the judgment of the Supreme Court about the PDP appeal against the victory of the APC at the Court of Appeal in the state governorship election petition. We believe that the judgment of the Supreme Court is devoid of reason, logic and depth.

“The Supreme Court judgment is a dangerous act of political advocacy that completely ignores the uncontested and overwhelming evidence of the petitioners (Umana Okon Umana and the APC) at the tribunal which had held that the petitioner had proved that there was no valid election in 18 of the 31 local government areas in the state.”

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The statement also said “In addition to this evidence, our candidate and party had also tendered the reports of the United States Embassy, European Union, Nigerian Civil Society Organisations and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps which stated that the governorship election in Akwa Ibom State was marred by widespread irregularities and violence.”

You will recall that the APC national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun also expressed his displeasure at the Supreme Court’s ruling that upheld River state Governor, Nyesom Wike’s election, saying there was something fundamentally wrong in the Judiciary.

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