INEC YET TO RECEIVE CERTIFIED COURT JUDGEMENT– OKOYE
The Independent National Electoral Commission says it is yet to receive the recent court judgement on the former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
A Federal High Court in Abuja had earlier ordered INEC to recognize Akpabio as the senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Akwa Ibom North/West district in 2023.
Specifically, Justice Emeka Nwite held that INEC acted illegally by refusing to accept and publish Akpabio’s name after it was sent by APC.
But reacting to the development during an interview, INEC National Electoral Commissioner for Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, said the electoral body does not rely on media reports before making decisions.