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2023 Elections: Court of Appeal strikes out case against Umo Eno, PDP

Pastor Umo Eno

The appeal filed by Rt. Hon. Friday Iwok, against the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Akwa Ibom State PDP and 329 Adhoc delegates elected during the April 30th 2022 Ward Congress in the State, has been dismissed and struck out by the Appeal Court in Abuja.

Friday Iwok and others approached the Appeal Court seeking nullification of the nomination of Pastor Umo Eno and every other PDP Candidate in Akwa Ibom State over alleged inconsistencies in the conduct of the PDP ward congresses.

Dissatisfied with the judgement of the Federal High Court in Abuja which struck out the case for lacking in merit, Iwok and others approached the appellate court to upturn the judgement delivered by Justice Obiora Egwatu .

The Appeal Court however dismissed the appeal in its entirety as a waste of judicial time and struck it out.

Arguing their case, Ahmed Raji, had urged the court to declare the outcome of the ward congresses a nullity.

He also sought, among other things, the cancellation of the entire primaries conducted by the PDP as well as an order barring INEC from accepting the lists of candidates produced by PDP from its the primaries, a prayer that was set aside by the Court

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