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…dismisses Nsima Ekere’s petition for wanting in Merit.

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State Capital on Wednesday, 19th September, 2019, affirmed the victory of Udom Emmanuel and the Peoples Democratic Party at the March 9th, 2019 general elections.

The Petitioners, Obong Nsima Ekere and the All Progressives Congress had, filed a petition challenging the result of the March 9th elections on the grounds that; The Election was not conducted in compliance with the provisions of the electoral act and that the Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel was not duly elected by majority of lawful votes cast at the election.

The three man panel, in a unanimous decision, upheld the election of  Mr Udom Emmanuel at the March 9, 2019 elections and dismissed the petition of Obong Nsima Ekere and the All Progressives Congress, APC for lacking in merit and their failure to prove their claims beyond reasonable doubt.

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