BREAKING: Court orders INEC to announce Akpabio as APC senatorial candidate


A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to accept and publish the name of Godswill Akpabio as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Akwa Ibom north/west senatorial district in 2023.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan, Godswill Akpabio, former minister of Niger Delta affairs, and Dave Umahi, governor of Ebonyi, had been listed by the APC as candidates for Yobe north, Akwa Ibom north-west, and Ebonyi south senatorial districts, respectively.

However, in the list published by INEC, Lawan, Umahi and Akpabio were said to have been excluded.

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