Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has stated he’ll strategy the Supreme Court docket to hunt redress over the judgment of the Court docket of Enchantment, which nullified his election because the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Akwa Ibom North West within the 2023 ballot.
Akpabio, who can also be the Vice Chairman of the Presidential Marketing campaign Council of the APC, disclosed this in a press release he signed on Tuesday in Uyo, the state capital.
The judgment disqualifying Akpabio was delivered on Monday night within the Federal Capital Territory.
“My consideration has been drawn to the judgment of the Court docket of Enchantment, Abuja Division, directing INEC to take away my identify from its listing because the APC senatorial candidate for Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District within the 2023 election.
“It’s instructive to notice that I used to be not a celebration to the stated attraction, though the orders had been issued in opposition to me and my curiosity.
“Whereas ready for a replica of the stated judgment to be made obtainable to me and every other get together, it is necessary that I state that I’m a lawyer by coaching and that I’m a legislation abiding citizen of this nation and that I’m certain by our legal guidelines and judgments emanating from our courts together with and the one in query.
“On my recommendation and submission, my legal professionals have began inspecting the content material of the judgment because it was learn, with a purpose to search applicable authorized safety. I’m conscious that the Supreme Court docket of Nigeria has the ultimate say in these issues,” he stated.
He added: “Subsequently, I strongly advise my supporters, APC members and all my constituents to stay calm and legislation abiding as they proceed their campaigns for the successes of APC in Akwa Ibom North West, Akwa Ibom and Nigeria at giant.”