The Supreme Court in Abuja has upheld the election of Udom Emmanuel, the governor of Akwa Ibom state.
The apex court in a judgment delivered on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, said the case filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, lacked merit.
Nsima Ekere, the APC candidate in the March 9 governorship election had challenged the victory of Emmanuel, who was declared the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
In a judgement delivered by Justice Mary Odili, the court says Ekere’s “appeal lacks merit and its accordingly dismissed.
This would be the 5th time that the erstwhile managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Nsima Ekere is making a shot at the governorship of Akwa Ibom and losing.