AKWA IBOM RERUN: INEC approves Apabio denies Ekpo


Former Governor of Akwa Ibom state Godswill Apabio, has been confirmed by the Independent National Election Commission as to be the All Progressives Congress candidate in  the January 25th senatorial rerun election.
This clarification was made as the APC has moved to substitute Apabio with Ekperikpe Ekpo, another member of the party in the election of the for the Akwa Ibom North West senatorial district.

The National Election Commission and Chairman of the commission information and voter education committee, Festus Okoye, clear the air in an interview with the news men in Abuja said, "The commission has has consistently maintained that only duly nominated candidates that contested the nullified election are eligible to contest that court-ordered rerun election. There is no room for withdrawal or substitution at this point.

He furthered that "only candidates and political party that contested that nullified election will be on the ballot. New political parties and candidates cannot be admitted into the election.

Similarly, a letter by INEC's secretary, Mrs. Rose Oriraran-Anthony, on the issue of the party substitution.

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