Politics Akpabio heads to Election Tribunal to reclaim mandate Published 2 months ago on March 18, 2019 By Emeka Samuel Share Tweet Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District in the February 23rd Senatorial election, Chief Godswill Akpabio, and his party, have approached the Election Tribunal, sitting in Uyo, to kick-start the legal processes seeking to challenge his defeat at the polls. This followed the withdrawal of his case filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja, which sought to challenge the result of the election as declared by INEC in his Senate re-election bid. An aide to Akpabio who pleaded anonymity said the petition was submitted to the Secretary of the panel last week. The former Senate Minority Leader, had while the election was ongoing, besieged the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), alleging cases of infractions and deliberate violations of the electoral law and guidelines during the senatorial election. INEC had declared Ekpeyong winner of the poll, having scored 118,215 as against Akpabio’s 83,158 while Akpabio and the APC has claimed securing 138,256 votes as against Ekpeyong’s 123,843 votes. Dissatisfied with the conduct and outcome of the election, the former governor of Akwa Ibom and his party vowed to approach the election petition tribunal to ventilate their grievances as well as reclaim their ”stolen mandate.” 592 total views, 5 views today Related Posts Tribunal grants APC counsels order to check election materialsElection Petition Tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, has granted the requests of… Breaking: Tribunal upholds Umeh’s electionThe victory of Senator Victor Umeh in the Jan. 13, Anambra senatorial rerun election has… Ekiti Election Petition Tribunal: Fayemi, APC hire 35 lawyersEkiti State Governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, yesterday filed his defence to the petition by the… Related Topics: Up Next PDP urges INEC to declare Senator Bala as Bauchi Governor elect Don't Miss Imo guber: Okorocha dares Ihedioha Continue Reading Advertisement Loading... You may like Click to comment Advertisement Latest News8 hours ago Court orders Ganduje not to implement new emirates in Kano News8 hours ago Sheikh Daurawa resigns as Chairman Kano Hisbah Board News8 hours ago JAMB set to release 2019 UTME results Saturday News8 hours ago Troops neutralise 7 terrorists after serious battle – Army Advertisement Loading... Most Read Politics17 hours ago FFK mocks Okorocha, says there is no peace for the wicked Business and Economy19 hours ago Former CBN director applauds Buhari’s nomination of Emefiele for second term News14 hours ago “History will not be kind to Ganduje” -Timi Frank reacts to ‘Vendetta move’ against Sanusi Politics20 hours ago Presidential Supremacy: Atiku reveals what he will do if tribunal rules in favour of Buhari News15 hours ago Trouble looms for Saraki, Ciggarate company as group makes damning allegations, calls for probe News20 hours ago Senate clears Buratai of wrong doing in removal of DG NYSC News19 hours ago Senate Presidency: Coalition rejects Lawan, Ndume, endorses Goje Friday Magazine20 hours ago Will new minimum wage cause inflation?