Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta Affairs, has written a letter to Adams Oshiomhole, APC National chairman, telling him that he would rather specialise in the duty of being a minister instead of contesting in Akwa Ibom Northwest legislator rerun scheduled for January 2020.
Akpabio had headed to the court to challenge the ending of Chris Ekpeyong of the Peoples political party (PDP) World Health Organization defeated him throughout the February poll.
The court in its ruling ordered a rerun in Essien Udim regime space wherever Akpabio hails from.
Below is Akpabio’s letter:
I want to recall that i used to be the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Akwa Ibom North-West legislator District Election persisted the twenty third day of February 2019,” the letter browse.
Upon the declaration of patron saint Ekpenyong of the Peoples political party (PDP) because the supposed winner of the election by the freelance National Electoral Commission, I challenged same at the National and State homes of Assembly Election Petition judicature, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The judicature in a very decision by a majority of 2 to at least one (Honourable Justice W. O. Akanbi and Honourable Justice zero. D. Etubu) pink-slipped our Petition, whereas in a very dissident judgment delivered by Honourable Justice Hahz S. Tahlr, the petition was adjudged established and every one the reliefs wanted were granted.
Being disgruntled with the choice of the bulk judgment and upon the learned points of law and conclusion contained within the minority judgment, we tend to appealed to the Court of charm, Calabar Judicial Division thatin a very unanimous call delivered on the ninth day of November, 2019, allowed our charm and put aside the Judgment of the Lower judicature.