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Akwa Ibom State:Tinubu In Big Problem After appointing APC member-PDP Leaders Narrate

Akwa Ibom State:Tinubu In Big Problem After appointing APC member-PDP Leaders Narrate.…..CONTINUE READING>>>>>>

The Peoples Democratic Party in Akwa Ibom State has dragged President Bola Tinubu to court for allegedly appointing a member of his party, the All Progressives Congress as Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The suit was filed by the Chairman and Secretary of the state PDP, Aniekan Akpan and Harrison Ekpo, respectively.

They are challenging the choice of Etekamba Umoren as the REC for the state.

The PUNCH reports that the Senate, on Wednesday, confirmed the appointments of seven out of 10 RECs forwarded to it on Tuesday by the President, which included Umoren.

In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/146/2023 filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, the plaintiffs listed as defendants, Tinubu, the Senate and Umoren.

The plaintiffs attached to their originating summons coloured photographs of Umoren on campaign grounds wearing the APC clothes and also clips of him in APC dresses campaigning for the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio.

The opposition party chieftains are urging the court to declare that “the 1st defendant (President Tinubu) cannot present the 3rd defendant (Umoren) to the 2nd defendant (Senate) for confirmation as REC for Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.”

They are seeking a court declaration that “the appointment of the 3rd defendant as REC for Akwa Ibom State is unlawful, illegal, unconstitutional, null and void ab initio and of no effect whatsoever.”

The plaintiffs want the court to issue an order of perpetual injunction “restraining the Senate from allowing, permitting and/or confirming Umoren as a REC and a further injunction restraining Umoren from acting, assuming the office and/or parading himself as a REC for Akwa Ibom State.”…..CONTINUE READING>>>>>>

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