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Election Tribunal: Akpabio’s petition incoherent, inconsistent – Ekpenyong

However, the court deferred its ruling on the Preliminary Objection of the 1st & 2nd Respondent to strike out the 1st Petitioner’s case to be made as part of the Tribunal’s final judgment.

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Election Tribunal: Akpabio’s petition incoherent, inconsistent – Ekpenyong

Sen. Godswill Akpabio and Engr. Chris Ekpenyong

Sen. Godswill Akpabio and Engr. Chris Ekpenyong

The senator-elect for Akwa Ibom North West Engr. Chris Ekpenyong has said that the petition by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Godswill Akpabio before the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, is incoherent and inconsistent, asking the tribunal to strike out the petition.

Speaking through his counsel, Kani Agabi, SAN, the respondent told the tribunal that the petitioner cannot say that an election was invalid and at the same time plead that the respondent did not win the elections by the majority of lawful votes cast at the election, adding that if the issue of majority of lawful votes is canvassed, the petition cannot at the same time speak of an invalid election.

He therefore prayed the court to strike out the petition for being grossly incompetent, incoherent and inconsistent, adding that the inconsistency in the grounds and reliefs sought, cancels out the petitioner and robs the court of jurisdiction.

However, the court deferred its ruling on the Preliminary Objection of the 1st & 2nd Respondent to strike out the 1st Petitioner’s case to be made as part of the Tribunal’s final judgment.

In its ruling, the Tribunal relied heavily in sections 185 of the constitution thst establishes the Tribunal. By sub-section 5 of the said section, a Tribunal shall give rulings over all preliminary objections as part of it’s judgement. This, the Tribunal explained is intended to save the time of the Court and enable it do substantial Justice to the issues in the Petition withtin the 180 days alloted it by the construction. .

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PDP SOUTH-SOUTH RALLY: GOVERNOR WIKE MAKES A SHOCKING STATEMENT

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PDP SOUTH-SOUTH RALLY: GOVERNOR WIKE MAKES A SHOCKING STATEMENT

Governor Nyesom Wike has announced a new date for the earlier postponed South-South Zonal Presidential Rally of Peoples Democratic Party(PDP). The new date for the rally is the 11th of February, 2019 and its scheduled to hold in the city of Port Harcourt.While inaugurating the Organizing Committees of the rally at the PDP Rivers State Campaign Secretariat in Port Harcourt. Governor Wike said to the party must invest the highest level of commitment at ensuring that the rally was not only a remarkable success but also made a bold national statement about the binding affinity of the region with the Peoples Democratic Party.The Committees, which drew membership from across the South South States of Nigeria, were charged by the host State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.In attendance at the inauguration were Brother Emmanuel Ogidi, the Zonal Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party and the State Party Chairmen of the South South States. The brief ceremony was immediately followed by committee meetings.

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FORMER A’IBOM AGRIC COMMISSIONER EXPRESSES APPRECIATION, LOYALTY TO UDOM

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FORMER A’IBOM AGRIC COMMISSIONER EXPRESSES APPRECIATION, LOYALTY TO UDOM

By Darlington UDOBONG

The immediate past Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Sufficiency, Dr Uduak Udo-Inyang, has expressed appreciation and unflinching loyalty to Governor Udom Emmanuel for the opportunity given him to serve in the State Executive Council.

In a letter of appreciation signed and made available to our reporter, Dr Udo-Inyang said “I write to convey my sincere gratitude to His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, for giving me the opportunity to serve in the State Executive Council as Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Sufficiency from December 1, 2016, to May 15, 2019.”

The immediate past Commissioner acknowledged and appreciated the support he received from his colleagues and the Governor, which according to him, “enabled us record many accomplishments during this period.”

“Indeed, working with you, a God fearing, humane, hardworking, result-oriented and focused leader was an experience that has impacted positively on my person. It was a privilege for me to be in the circle of the victorious #OnlyGod team,” the letter stated.

Dr Udo-Inyang further expressed appreciation to God and the people of the state and assured of his love at all times.

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FORMER A’IBOM AGRIC COMMISSIONER EXPRESSES APPRECIATION, LOYALTY TO UDOM

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By Darlington UDOBONG

The immediate past Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Sufficiency, Dr Uduak Udo-Inyang, has expressed appreciation and unflinching loyalty to Governor Udom Emmanuel for the opportunity given him to serve in the State Executive Council.

In a letter of appreciation signed and made available to our reporter, Dr Udo-Inyang said “I write to convey my sincere gratitude to His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, for giving me the opportunity to serve in the State Executive Council as Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Sufficiency from December 1, 2016, to May 15, 2019.”

The immediate past Commissioner acknowledged and appreciated the support he received from his colleagues and the Governor, which according to him, “enabled us record many accomplishments during this period.”

“Indeed, working with you, a God fearing, humane, hardworking, result-oriented and focused leader was an experience that has impacted positively on my person. It was a privilege for me to be in the circle of the victorious #OnlyGod team,” the letter stated.

Dr Udo-Inyang further expressed appreciation to God and the people of the state and assured of his love at all times.

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