...some other LGAs did not comply with the provisions of the law. It holds that 566,436 voters were disenfranchised as against...#AkwaIbom— Track Akwa Ibom (@TrackAkwaIbom) October 21, 2015
The Akwa Ibom State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct fresh governorship election in 18 out of the 31 local government areas of the state.
The Justice Sadiq Umar-led panel, in its judgment, held that over 500,000 registered voters were disenfrachised in the 18 local government areas including Uyo, the state capital, during the April 11 governorship election.
It held the petition filed by Okon Umana of the All Progressives Congress challenging the declaration of Udom Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the April 11, 2015.