20 February 2012
The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in
early Monday morning dismissed the petition of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and its gubernatorial candidate, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, challenging the election of Chief Godswill Akpabio as Governor of Akwa Ibom State. Akwa Ibom State
THE WILL gathered that in upholding the election of Akpabio as Governor of Akwa Ibom State, the tribunal based its decision to dismiss the ACN petition on last week’s Supreme Court judgement, which affirmed the 180 days rule for all petitions concerning elections to be concluded.
The tribunal sat for about an hour.