Akpabio reacts to judgement, PDP calls for his resignation
Senator Godswill Akpabio, has reacted to his victory at the Appeal Court on Saturday. The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar, Cross River State ruled in favour of the Former Senate Minority Leader.
The court nullified the election of Engr. Chris Ekpeyong of PDP who was declared winner of the last National Assembly election.
The court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct fresh election in Essien Udim constituency of Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District within 90 days.
Akpabio in a swift reaction on his Twitter page, said the judgement was a victory for democracy. He said, “Today’s Appeal Court Judgement is a victory for democracy. Let me say that, I am grateful to God and my people for always standing by me. I will never take your support for granted”
The Peoples Democratic Party in the state has also reacted to the judgement through their publicity secretary, Comrade Ini Ememobong. The party said they receive the judgement in good faith and are ready for election.
“We welcome the judgement of the Court and hereby indicate our preparedness for elections, as this will provide an opportunity for us to widen the margin of victory against Rt. Hon. Emman Akpan, Senator Akpabio and the APC,” part of the statement reads
The party further calls Senator Godswill Akpabio to resign from his ministerial position and meet the party in the field. “We are expectant that the Senator will very soon tender his resignation from his ministerial office to meet us in the campaign field,as the law demands.”