Court Orders INEC To Accept Akpabio As APC Candidate
A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to accept and publish the name of Godswill Akpabio as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Akwa Ibom north/west senatorial district in 2023.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan, Godswill Akpabio, former minister of Niger Delta affairs, and Dave Umahi, governor of Ebonyi, had been listed by the APC as candidates for Yobe north, Akwa Ibom north-west, and Ebonyi south senatorial districts, respectively.
However, in the list published by INEC, Lawan, Umahi and Akpabio were said to have been excluded.
Tinubu Unperturbed By Polls – APC
The All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Campaign Council has said the flag bearer of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is unperturbed by NOI polls.
The APC Presidential Campaign Council in a statement by its Director,
Media and Publicity, Mr Bayo Onanuga described the NOI polls as dubious, unrealistic and inconsistent.
Onanuga noted that the NOI Polls made wild and incredible permutations on the presidential elections.
According to the council, the APC is putting in place structures that will make its margin of victory so wide that it will be difficult for the opposition to contest it at the tribunal.