WeetalknaijaBlog reports that the Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Calabar, Cross River State on Friday, July 1, ordered the withdrawal of the certificate of return issued to Dr. Effiom Ekeng Edet of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winner of Akpabuyo State Constituency by-election conducted early this year.
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The tribunal upheld the petition filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bassey Ekpo and ruled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should conduct re-run election in disputed areas that were marred by violence within 90 days.
WeetalknaijaBlog had reported that the PDP candidate, Effiom Ekeng Edet scored 5,866 votes to beat his closest rival and All Progressives Congress, APC candidate, Bassey Ekpo who scored 5,363 votes.