NSE NTUEN DID NOT WIN AKHA SEAT IN ESSIEN UDIM – APPEAL COURT RULES
The Court of Appeal in Calabar has set aside the order by the tribunal for a certificate of return to be issued to Mr Nse Ntuen of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in respect of the Essien Udim State House of Assembly Seat.
The five man Appeal Court ruled that the lower court was wrong in making an order for the issuance of certificate of return to Nse Ntuen.
It upheld the appeal by Esse Umoh of the PDP that the election was marred by thuggery, widespread violence and abduction of electoral officials as well as claims to fictitious votes by the APC candidate.
The court did not give a specific ruling as either a re-run or a fresh election.
Appearing for the Appellants were Ekemini Udim (holding the brief of Tayo Oyetibo SAN), Assam Assam Jr. Nyakno Usoroh and Daniel Atakpa
In appearance for Nse Ntuen were Paulinus Idio, Patrick Umoh and Joseph Uko
In appearance for APC was Eddy Idungikan