APC primary: Akpabio heads to Supreme Court

Godswill Akpabio

Former Akwa Ibom state Governor, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said he will seek redress over the Appeal Court judgement nullifying his election as the All Progressives Congress (APC), candidate for Akwa Ibom North West in the forthcoming election.

A statement by the former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Tuesday, reads, “My attention has been drawn to the judgement delivered by the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, directing INEC to delist my name from its list as the APC senatorial candidate for Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District in the 2023 elections.

“It is instructive to mention that I was not a party in the said appeal, though orders were made against me and my interest.

“Whilst awaiting a copy of the said judgement to be made available to me and any other interested party, it is important to state that I am a lawyer by training and a law abiding citizen of this country and I am bound by our laws and judgements emanating from our courts including the one under reference.

“My lawyers on my advice and brief have commenced the scrutiny of the contents of the judgement as read, for the purposes of seeking appropriate legal redress. I am aware that the Supreme Court of Nigeria has the final say in these matters.”