Aspirant of the Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has stated that he would approach the highest court in the land to seek redress on the Appeal Court judgement which nullified his election as the APC candidate in the Senatorial District.
PREMIUM POLITICS on Monday reported that the Appellate Court sitting in Abuja disqualified Akpabio, from contesting as senator representing Akwa-Ibom North West Senatorial District in the 2023 General Elections.
Reacting to the verdict, the former Minister of Niger Delta through a press statement signed by him stated that his lawyers are currently studying the judgement as they would be heading to the supreme court for redress.
The statement reads, “My attention has been drawn to the judgement delivered in the above Appeal, wherein orders were made by the Court of Appeal Abuja Division, directing the Independent National Electoral Commission to delist my name from their list as the All Progressives’ Congress Senatorial Candidate for Akwa lbom North West Senatorial District in the forth coming 2023 elections.
“It is instructive to mention that I was not a party in the said appeal though Orders were made against me and my interest
“Whilst awaiting a copy of the said judgement to be made available to me and any other interested party, it is important to state that I am a lawyer by training and a law-abiding citizen of this country and I am bound by our laws and judgements emanating from our courts including the one under reference.
“My lawyers on my advice and brief have commenced the scrutiny of the contents of the judgement as read, for purposes of seeking appropriate legal redress.
“I am aware that the Supreme Court of Nigeria has the final say in these matters. I therefore strongly advise my supporters, APC members and all my constituents to remain calm and law-abiding, as they continue the campaigns for the successes of the APC in Akwa lbom North West Senatorial District, Akwa Ibom State and Nigeria at large.” he said.