Abi/Yakurr Constituency: Appeal Court Set Aside Tribunal’s Decision, Orders Rerun

In Breaking News, Politics

By Patrick Obia

The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar has ordered that fresh election be conducted in Ekureku I and II of Abi/ Yakurr Federal Constituency in Cross River State within 90 days from Saturday to determine the winner.

The three-man panel led by Justice S. Tanko Hussein PJ, M. Bolaji-Yusuf JCA M. Mustapha JCA declared that fresh elections be conducted in Ekureku I and II.

Meanwhile, the Court also set aside the judgement of the election petitions Tribunal which declared Hon. John Gaul Lebo winner ordering the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue him a certificate of return.

Vanguard Newspaper report that, the Court however ordered for fresh elections to be conducted in Ekureku I and II within 90 days, therefore, making the seat of Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency vacant until fresh elections are conducted.

Mr. Alex Egbona of APC until the judgement was declared winner and certificate of return was issued to him by INEC.

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