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Appeal Court sacks House Of Reps member in Akwa Ibom

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An Appeal Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has upheld the judgment of the election petition tribunal that nullified the election of Honourable Emmanuel Ukpong-Udo, a member representing Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State in the House of Representatives.

Justice Abba Mohammed in his judgement declared that the declaration and return of Ukpong-Udo by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was done in violation of clear provisions of the Electoral Act 2022, Regulations and Guidelines for the conduct of Election 2022 and Manual for Election Officials 2023.

The tribunal had also ordered a supplementary election in the polling units where the election was not held in Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency. Election is to be conducted in 33 polling units in Ikono/ Ini Federal Constituency to determine the winner of the election in the Federal Constituency.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Hon. Emmanuel Ukpong-udo of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) as the winner of the February 25 House of Representatives election conducted in Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State.

Appeal Court sacks House Of Reps member in Akwa Ibom

An Appeal Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has upheld the judgment of the election petition tribunal that nullified the election of Honourable Emmanuel Ukpong-Udo, a member representing Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State in the House of Representatives.

Justice Abba Mohammed in his judgement declared that the declaration and return of Ukpong-Udo by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was done in violation of clear provisions of the Electoral Act 2022, Regulations and Guidelines for the conduct of Election 2022 and Manual for Election Officials 2023.

The tribunal had also ordered a supplementary election in the polling units where the election was not held in Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency. Election is to be conducted in 33 polling units in Ikono/ Ini Federal Constituency to determine the winner of the election in the Federal Constituency.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Hon. Emmanuel Ukpong-udo of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) as the winner of the February 25 House of Representatives election conducted in Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State.

The returning officer for the Constituency, Patrick Aderorho, made the announcement at the Constituency Collation office, in the presence of collation agents of political parties and stakeholders.

The returning officer for the Constituency, Patrick Aderorho, made the announcement at the Constituency Collation office, in the presence of collation agents of political parties and stakeholders.