The Federal Court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja, has upheld the election of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Godwill Akpabio.
The Court said that the Minority Leader of the Senate was validly elected to represent Akwa Ibom North- West senatorial district of the oil rich state.
The panel of justices of the court, led by Justice Mashood Oredola, quashed the appeal by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the March 28 election, Inibehe Okori.
Confirming the news to the populace, Senator Godswill Akpabio, took to Twitter to reveal that the Court of Appeal has upheld his election, bringing a sigh of relief to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) supporters.
My election has just been upheld by the Court of Appeal. Thank you Nigerians. #GA
— Sen Godswill Akpabio (@SenAkpabio) December 11, 2015
Reacting to the earlier report of the senator being sacked by the Senate, Nigeria’s Online news portal, Sahara Reporters apologizes to Senator Godswill Akpabio, for its erroneous post.
SR wishes to apologize to the public over a report carried by our medium erroneously that election of @SenAkpabio had been voided yesterday
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) December 11, 2015