The former minister for Niger Delta affairs has said he will petition the Supreme Court to cancel the ruling by the Appeal Court that invalidated his selection as the APC candidate for Akwa Ibom North West come to the 2023 election.
Akpabio, the vice chairman of the APC presidential campaign council, made this claim in a statement released Tuesday in Uyo. In the Nation's capital, the Federal Capital Territory, a decision was made on Monday night disqualifying Akpabio.
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"I have been made aware of the ruling by the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, ordering INEC to strike my name off of its list as the APC senatorial candidate for the 2023 elections for the Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District.
"It's worth noting that orders were issued against me and my assets despite not being a party to the appeal, as mentioned earlier. "It is essential to note that I am a trained lawyer and a law-abiding citizen of this country.
I am bound by our laws and court decisions, including the one in question. As mentioned, I await a copy of the judgment related to other interested parties and me."
My attorneys have begun reviewing the text of the decision based on my advice and directive to pursue the appropriate legal remedies. However, I understand that the Nigerian Supreme Court has the final verdict on these matters, "He stated.
He also urges and adv8 now strongly advises my supporters, APC members, and all my constituents to remain calm and law-abiding to increase the APC's success in Akwa Ibom North West, Akwa Ibom, and Nigeria generally."