By our Correspondent
One of the aspirants in the Governorship Primary Election conducted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) last year in Akwa Ibom state; Distinguished Sen. Ita Solomon Enang has called on all his supporters in the state to vote for the Governorship Candidate of the APC; Obong Akanimo Asuquo Udofia.
It would be recalled that Enang who is the immediate past Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs, had challenged the outcome of the Governorship Primaries which was won by Obong Akanimo Udofia.
The Federal High Court had nullified the primary, ordering a rerun to be conducted within fourteen days. The court also barred Udofia from participating in the court ordered rerun on grounds of his non-membership of the APC as at the time of the conduct of the primary.
Upon appeal by Udofia, the appellate court had set aside the judgment of the lower court, thereby validating Appellant’s victory at the APC governorship primary.
Dissatisfied with the judgment of the Appeal Court, Sen. Ita Enang had appealed to the Supreme Court.
In its judgement, the Supreme Court upheld the judgment of the Appeal Court and declared Obong Akanimo Udofia as the validly elected governorship candidate of the APC in the March 18, 2023 Gubernatorial election in Akwa Ibom State.
Obong Akanimo Udofia was last week enlisted as APC Governorship Candidate by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) following an order to that by a Federal High Court.
Declaring that the people of the state should vote for the APC, the former Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly (Senate) Matters who was quoted by one of his close aides; Ofonime Otu, based his reasons upon the fact that the state must be linked to the National grid.
“APC is my party – vote for APC. Vote for all the projects I have attracted to the state from the FGN. We have to be linked to the National Grid”, Sen Ita Enang was quoted to have said.