Appeal court sacks PDP senator Ekpeyong in Favour of Akpabio
Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has secured a victory in his challenge of the results of the Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District elections. Premium Times reports that the ruling was delivered by the appeal court in Calabar, the Cross River state capital today, Saturday, November 9. The online medium writes that the court overturned the ruling of the elections petition tribunal which declared Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Chris Ekpeyong winner.
Ekpeyong is the Second Sitting senator to be sacked after the 2019 general elections. Akpabio will be senator pending when a high court can overturn the ruling.