A Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja on Friday dismissed the swimsuit filed by Udom Ekpoudom difficult the failure of the All Progressives Congress to summit his identify to the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee because the celebration’s candidate for the Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District for the 2023 basic elections.
Delivering judgment, Justice Donatus Okorowo, held that the plaintiff’s motion was not justiciable, therefore, the swimsuit was incompetent.
Justice Okorowo, who stated that the matter bordered on the interior affairs of a celebration, held that the courtroom lacked jurisdiction to entertain the swimsuit.
The Information Company of Nigeria reviews that Ekpoudom, a retired DIG, was the plaintiff within the case.
He had sued the APC and former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio as 1st and 2nd defendants within the swimsuit.
The lawsuit adopted the emergence of Akpabio because the celebration’s candidate within the APC re-run main ballot held on June 8.
Though INEC had recognised Ekpoudom because the APC candidate for the senatorial district for the 2023 election, the APC submitted Akpabio’s identify as its candidate.
The APC insisted on Akpabio as its candidate, a state of affairs which prompted Ekpoudom to problem the celebration in courtroom.
Ekpoudom, within the utility, stated he duly participated within the Akwa Ibom North West APC Senatorial District Main Election held on Might 27 and monitored by INEC consistent with the 2023 election timetable and pointers of the APC.
He prayed the courtroom to recognise him because the duly elected candidate of the celebration.
NAN reviews that Akpabio’s identify was amongst within the remaining record of nationwide meeting candidates for the 2023 launched by the electoral umpire.
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