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APC rejects Supreme Court verdict on Akwa Ibom Governorship Poll, Calls for Probe

The Akwa Ibom state chapter of the All Progressive Congress APC, has rejected the February 3rd Supreme Court verdict that upheld the election of the state governor, Emmanuel Udom of PDP.

In a communique issued by the party after a rally held at Nsima Ekere field along Edet Akpan Archibong road and signed by the state Chairman of the party, Amadu Attai yesterday February 11th, the party called on President Buhari to set up a panel of inquiry over the verdict which according to them was procured through huge financial inducements.

They say they found it strange that the former governor of the state Godswill Akpabio who is now Senate Minority Leader and Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, came into the premises of the Supreme Court immediately after the verdict had been given. The communique reads
“We want to put on record our utter rejection of the judgment of the Supreme Court on the PDP appeal against the victory of the APC at the Court of Appeal in the state governorship election petition. We believe that the judgment of the Supreme Court is devoid of reason, logic and depth. The Supreme Court judgment is a dangerous act of political advocacy that completely ignores the uncontested and overwhelming evidence of the petitioners (Umana Okon Umana and APC) at the tribunal which had held that the petitioner had proved that there was no valid election in 18 of the 31 local government areas in the state. The Supreme Court equally rejected the findings of the Court of Appeal that established, based on over 340 documentary evidences and 50 witnesses, that there was no valid governorship election in all of the 31 local government areas in the state on 11 April 2015. Some of the evidences tendered by the petitioners, on which the tribunal and Appeal Court based their decisions include: mutilation of ballot papers and result sheets; lack of collation; over voting; signing of multiple result sheets by one agent and result sheets signed by people who were not agents. In addition to these evidences, our candidate and party had also tendered the reports of the United States Embassy; European Union; Nigerian Civil Society organisations and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps  (NSCDC) which stated that the governorship election in the state was marred by widespread irregularities and violence. Alluding to these evidences of violence and irregularities, the Hon. Justice Oludotun Adebola Adefope-Okojie, in her lead judgment at the Court of Appeal had stated emphatically: ‘I chip in a word of warning. May this country never again experience the violence and thuggery found to have taken place in the state during the governorship election held on April 11, 2015. Politics should never be so desperate that lives and decorum are sacrificed on the altar of winning at all costs. The descent into almost anarchy as occurred in this case must never again be allowed to take place. The supervising body, Independent National Electorl Commission INEC is charged at all times to remain on the side of truth and never be complicit in any subversion of due process. We recall that the case of signing of result sheets in many wards by one person was also well established by the Court of Appeal based on evidence. In Mkpat Enin Local Government Area for instance, one Jerry Akpan signed the result sheets in all the 14 wards of the local government area. As rightly held by the Court of Appeal, Akpan couldn’t have been at all the wards simultaneously to sign these documents, a clear evidence that there was no collation at the wards, as we had also presented unchallenged evidence that there was no collation at the state level. In the light of the facts of our case and the overwhelming evidence as upheld by both the tribunal and the Court of Appeal, we find the judgment of the Supreme Court to be weird, arbitrary and an inexplicable endorsement of violence and electoral fraud that was procured by the use of state power and resources for evil ends. We find it strange but instructive that on the judgment day, as soon as the Justices of the Supreme Court retired to their chamber to consider their judgment, the Senate minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, who is also the vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, arrived obviously on cue at 8pm with a large contingent of praise singers, and proceeded to address PDP supporters within the court premises, telling them that ‘it was all over. With the shout of his supporters renting the air, Akpabio caused quite a stir as he swept into the courtroom in a frenzy of banters with PDP and Udom Emmanuel’s lawyers whom he equally assured by repeated stating: “It is all over.” It was a display that totally called into question the integrity of the Supreme Court and vitiated its judgment on the Akwa Ibom governorship election petition appeal. Another unassailable evidence of the fraud that characterised the April 11 2015 governorship election in Akwa Ibom State is that Udom Emmanuel who was declared winner of the election had no explanation on how 437,128 accredited voters by card readers or 448, 307 accredited voters by voter’s register could validly produce 1,122,836 votes purportedly cast in the election, 996,071 of which were declared for Emmanuel. These were findings from certified true copies of INEC documents, which were upheld by the Court of Appeal. The case of over-voting and other irregularities were painstakingly established in 27 local government areas out of 31, with 2,982 polling units. In his pleadings, Emmanuel had said that he would tender incident forms to account for the excess votes, but they were never tendered, even though the incident forms were taken to Abuja from Uyo, because they were filled several weeks after the election and therefore could not be signed by the designated INEC staff. Nigerians should then ask the Supreme Court how it reached its findings that Emmanuel was lawfully returned in spite of this glaring evidence of over-voting and other mind-boggling irregularities. We believe such enquiry is inevitable to address the possible consequences of the Supreme Court judgment which is bound to encourage resort to self-help, violence and all forms of illegality and barbarity in the quest for power. We believe that this purchased judgment from the Supreme Court does not reflect the president’s desire to weed corruption from our society,” the party stressed.” the communique stated.

124 comments:

Olaaliu said...

Good one..so where is the bomb ?

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Nawatically.

chioma jacinta said...

Nice one. * it's well*

Justin Nwadiaru said...

God bless her

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

It can only be God

Funny Naija said...

End time.. You won't believe what this Small boy was doing with this Big Lady(18+)

Linda Boyfriend said...

Ambassadorial refusal

Tundebrown Ademuyiwa said...

God end Boko plz

Paschal Chris said...

God help us all!

Ivy Godspower said...

Wise girl!!




PEPSI ADDICT

Maureen Mordi said...

Jesus christ

Julie- babe said...

I thank God for his wisdom upon the girl's life by making her not to detonate the bomb given to her by boko haram. May God continue to put confusion in the came of boko haram and their sponsor.

Uju Phil said...

Eyea,may God punish those beasts

Anonymous said...

Confusion....nuel

Nseabasi Ekpo said...

na God

otee elizabeth said...

Nawa ooo

Vivian Reginalds said...

Good girl
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Iphie Abraham said...

Hmmmmmmm,thank God her heart was touched o







LIB ADDICT#just passing#

Nseabasi Ekpo said...

na God

Nseabasi Ekpo said...

na God

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Thank God she changed her mind.


. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Wise girl

Psalmuelle aka Samstone. said...

Thank God.

#LIB ADDICT#

chinwe assumpta said...

Na wa oo

Charles Okafor said...

Ehyaaa... Good gal..
Pls nobody shud hurt her biko
A better gal



















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Ifechukwu Chioke said...

Thank God. More Instagram followers of you

freeborn zinalima said...

Imagine 14 year old hmmm.
So because of her father but what would have happen if her useless father is not there.
All hausa even the unborn ones are terrorist like it or not they are dangerous than lucifer.
Even the ones here commenting are dangerous and hypocrite.
I suspect every hausa people that's why i don't work with them cause they are all terrorist.



















#sad indeed

KELVIN OBIECHIE said...

Thanks God for her life








~make I go drink one bottle of beer~

Linda NwaGod said...

Hmmmmmmmmm
Thank God she stil hv conscience
May God help us in dis country
Am temporary out of service
Pls try again later
Linda dont take note!

Jenny Kalu said...

BRAVE GIRL

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

God is wonderful.

Chop Chop said...

She is very courageous and I praised her for her actions to abandoned the devils wishes. May God bless you and your family.

Bibian Obunse said...

Its well...

chinonso iheanacho said...

Hmmm boko haram again but the little girl has a good heart sha.... @iam MR_Successful and i believe in destiny

ijeoma(DAVIDO'S P.A) said...

Naija security officials dont know how to tackle issues like this..to me it soul have been best if they did not show the face of this girl,it would been best if they didn't broadcast this information but instead deal with it without everyone knowing..ofcourse these b.haram guys also read news and with them finding out that security is gonn be tight at the idp camps,they will come up with another strategy..

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmm

Changing Your Mindset said...

but they'v been killing other people's fathers

Robert Idoko said...

They shud keep on killing as if they can creat just a life.God is God n will takecare of things at his own time

Anonymous said...

Hijab!
Hijab!!
Hijab!!!

HW many times I call u?

chinonso iheanacho said...

Hmmm boko haram again but the little girl has a good heart sha....... @iam MR_Successful and i believe in destiny

Juliet Iwuno said...

Eeeeeeeeeeeyah! It is well! Linda take note!

Adejoke fasasi said...

Oga oooo



#Hajia Mufliat

nellyb enwerem said...

Thank you Jesus, I know is you at work please Our Heavenly Father continue please.

Bonita Bislam said...

Sensible girl.I presume she resides in the camp too as a mole for BH.That is why proper investigation needs to be done on every new & old comers in the IDP camps.Haba!

alan blessing said...

Saw dis news...good of her but d authorities should protect her pls

Chiberry said...

I pray God continues to rescue this sucide bombers and bring bokoharam to an end#chiberry#

Olamamasblog said...

sad

Danny said...

May God continue to expose dem, they will all b distroyed IJN

favour ezeh said...

Apc wants everything to be in their favour,all are ewus. Abi linda!

OSINANL said...

Shame on APC...

DBANJ CRUSH said...

Rubbish






LINDA NOTIFY DBANJ

freeborn zinalima said...

Imagine a..p..c are just playing if terrorist buhari dares to accept the rulling of supreme court Nigeria will see war there will be war till Nigeria is divided.
So had it being it was a..p..c that was uphold terrorist stupid buhari will never call for the probe because oil state is taking away from him his just there talking rubbish.
Buhari must die and end up as yaradua shameless president u go hear am.




















#sad indeed

DashenDuch said...

I hate politics;dirty game

Bibian Obunse said...

Na them sabi...

Freda Odigie said...

This people hardly accept defeat but if judgment is in their favour, they will praise the judiciary to high heavens. Mtsheeeeewwww

Ngozi Ebere said...

Does it make any meaning?

zinowealth said...

sickening! our politicians Remain d huge problem we face in this country. they all rig. Nigerians re no fools. Redemption is very close!!

sanrock said...

Over to you boo

Anonymous said...

Enter your comment...its rather unfortunate. our judiciary system has failed us again .... this country is like a broken bottle that can't be amended .......indeed their was a country!!!!!!?

Barca4life said...

Medicine after death. APC sorry wait till 2019.

akan said...

Idiots, and you didn't reject the case of Lagos..ApC should know that they do not own Nigeria. Well. What do you expect when the whole place is filled with old mofos

Nseabasi Ekpo said...

hmmmmmmmmm, its well

Nseabasi Ekpo said...

hmmmmmmmmm, its well

Nseabasi Ekpo said...

hmmmmmmmmm, its well

Anonymous said...

APC please we need peace. we have enough issue with the economy right now so please, biko let there be peace in Nigeria.

Nseabasi Ekpo said...

hmmmmmmmmm, its well

Vincent Okechukwu said...

Pls you people should go and seat down.

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Heard

Olivia Ngene said...

Na them sabi















#It WiLL oNLy gET beTTer
#iT mUsT eNd iN prAiSe

Anonymous said...

Wailing wailers. #WittyDarhny

Anonymous said...

APC of a party is a bad loser. each time they lost they will call for probe but the judgement favors them it is a sound judgement.

Anonymous said...

go and die.
yeye apc

Tamara Afekuro said...

This APC people are really not sensible at all. They are just after their selfish gains. 2019 wud come n all they wud have done is running from one court to another probing n blaming. A rerun election should be held not minding d more violence n loss of a Nigerian live(s) that may follow? God help us all.


#Lindaseemeoh#
#Godchaser#

VHEEKTOR (Anonymous) said...

Too long to read, but APC please learn to accept defeat... That was what The PDP thought us!

otee elizabeth said...

HmmMmmmm

chimaeze Greathope said...

Hum apc want to spoil naija

U-C-J said...

Who do they want to probe? is it the Supreme Court or INEC?
Linda mee k'anyi fuu anya! @uchemacj

Anonymous said...

Buhari should set up a panel to probe the supreme court? APC clearly knows nothing about the principles of separation of powers and constitutionalism.

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Hmmmm

Anonymous said...

This is just foolhardy, A court of highest jurisdiction in
Nigeria has adjudicated and the APC misguided elements are talking thrash #LeaveThrash4LAWMA.

Height of lawlessness when APC wins elections everything is good but when they loose they just become a mess of themselves.

Someone needs to educate them about the three arms of government, the constitution and Judicial system (Secondary School Government Class).


Col. BN

Anonymous said...

How can apc win in akwa ibom
Hiss

Ogenah Boris said...

Who can probe supreme Court judges?They are wasting their time.

lucky boss said...

What is wrong wth dis party.... How can they challenge the judgements of the apex court.... Judging by the polls of d presidential elections its very clear dat south east and south south dont want apc .... Na by force?

Small chops Empire said...

Abeg APC should go and sit down jor! Na only una like winning? States that voted for APC is regretting already. Please accept your defeat.

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

I support dis probe...
Udom is too stingy...

RareSpecie Z said...

I've always known that the Supreme stank of Corruption ever since i was a Kid.

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

I support dis probe...
Udom is too stingy...
I stand for PDP bt nt for Mr Udom.

#FINEST

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha. Heart attack go kill this APC violent people over the niger delta states.

Robert Idoko said...

If this was how Gej behaved,then by now Nigeria for don baje

Karlsson said...

Wailing wailiers. APC members re terrible losers. APC members can go and die pls

Ubanagum

Anonymous said...

You cannot review or overturn a supreme Court ruling! They are the FINAL arbiter of the law!!! Who are these people?...very stupid

Robert Idoko said...

If supreme courts can't give judgement again cos u ain't favoured,maybe u want Buhari to form anoda court higher than supreme c.it seems some pple are sick in the head.idoma 1st son says so

Obinna Onyenali said...

They should take a cue from Dee Jona and let the sleeping dog lie. Supreme Court is the apex court in the land; are they going to upturn their judgment?
READ: 25 Lessons I Learnt by Age 25

Anonymous said...

Blah! blah!blah!blah!. I didn't bother reading it. For heaven's sake! These APC people irritate me with their constant complaints.

Vivian Reginalds said...

They shd jus goan sit down
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Pls can they lose gracefully for once.

God's Own Child said...

And the appeal court own was OK, why are they wailing we knew pdp to be those wailing is like it has changed to the other side when will apc stop acting like opposition. If akpabio can influence the judiciary it means when buhari set up the panel his own will be worst because he set it up..so he can influence them 100 percent. Wailing go and have several seat and sleep

Ichebi Christian said...

This people carry madness for head as weave...
Are they high on KK??
Allow us to move forward biko

Anonymous said...

and may this country never again experience under age voting and "foriegners posing as Nigerians"voting

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

I beg make them packwell,APC evil change can never will akwaibom state.period.

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

I beg make them packwell,APC evil change can never will akwaibom state.period.

Chidozie Isaac said...

Y not accept defeat. Is not a do or die affair. Please we don't want one party system in this country. Going back to the poll again will cause a lot of damages. Accept defeat.

Anonymous said...

It's just so unfortune

Cliff Iwunze said...

Ah ah so long to read joor

calistus ibeme said...

Nigeria politics of parties
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chinelo okafor said...

Umu anuofia.

Pretty face said...

APC should better accept the verdict o, their own self is getting too much

Anonymous said...

SORE WAILING LOSERS!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

SORE WAILING LOSERS!!!!!!!!!!!

OTONY said...

The fact PDP won all the cases in the supreme court makes the judgments really suspicious. Are the supreme court judges telling Nigerians that the court of appeal judges are all wrong and incompetent. APC not winning even one of the appeals shows there is something really wrong with the supreme court judgment.

Anonymous said...

No way any South South state could had voted APC. APC is only interested in the oil

Anonymous said...

Wailing Wailers. You people should go and sleep. Learn from GEJ

Sir Vin said...

I believe that APC should please allow peace to reign and let the governor concentrate on delivering his election campaign promises to the electorates. They should have by now congratulated the winner and move on.
well....there was a country

Anonymous said...

Enter your comment...These people can also doubt God

ISAAC EPHRAIM said...

Enter your comment...hmmmmmmm when your boss @president clearly stated 'my problem is the judicary' una no tink say they get blood too ba.dem don dey shw una @APC #nigeriansbemindfulofwhoyouprovoke

i'm not your friend said...

Apc should accept defeat mbok.

Figure Eight said...

Okey!!! APC who's d wailer now?
The race for crude oil is driving u guys mad...too bad u guys won't smell it.

Anonymous said...

Let peace reign

Anonymous said...

Too long. Bye

Ramatu Mohammed said...

Dis APC people are bad losers. Can't they accept defeat gracefully for once and shut the hell up! Each time they lose an election, their opponents rigged and they wud start screaming "foul play" all ova da place. But whenever they win, da elections were free and fair. Haba it's really becoming an increasingly irritating trend. Mek dem park well abeg!!!! Mtcheeew!!!

Amos Mohammed said...
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Amos Mohammed said...

Linda its like there are comments misplacement here.pls check the topic ND comments ain't goin together.or are my the one not not seeing well?

Anonymous said...

lols, how do u see this You won't believe what this Small boy was doing with this Big Lady(18+)

KELVIN OBIECHIE said...

Well if u pple no accept am...go and commit suicide..











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