Gov Eno Rejoices as Tribunal Dismisses 6 Petitions Filed Against Him

admin October 2, 2023
Updated 2023/10/02 at 11:26 AM

Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State has expressed his gratitude to God and the people for his consecutive wins at the election petitions tribunal. Six opposition candidates had filed petitions to challenge the governorship election held on March 18, 2023, which Governor Uno had won.

Over the course of the last four days, the three-member Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, led by Justice Adekunle Adeleye, delivered judgments in favor of the governor.

Governor Uno sees these victories as a reaffirmation of the people’s choice on March 18.

He dedicated the triumph to God and the people, and commended the tribunal for diligently reviewing the allegations presented in the petitions and making a fair judgment based on the merits of the case.

According to LEADERSHIP checks, Eno’s election has had six petitions dismissed against it, including those filed by John Akpanudoedehe of the NNPP, Arc.

Ezekiel Nya-Etok of the ADC, and Mr Akpan Jeremiah of the AA. Other petitioners were Mr Emem Coffie of the AP, Obong Akanimo Udofia of the APC, and Senator Bassey Albert Akpan of the YPP.

Governor Eno reached out to the petitioners, urging unity and rejecting bitter politics. He emphasized that it was time for everyone to join his administration and work towards progress for the state, as the time for politics had passed.

Governor Eno dedicated his victory to the people who had voted for him to bring about positive change in Akwa Ibom State.

“I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and admiration for the Nigerian judiciary and their dedicated efforts in protecting and strengthening our democracy. I have complete faith in this crucial institution.

As I have always stated, politics is behind us now, and it is time to focus on governance. I urge my esteemed colleagues, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, Architect Ezekiel Nya-Etok, Obong Akanimo Udofia, Emem Coffie, Akpan Jeremiah, and Senator Obong Bassey Albert, to collaborate with me in constructing a state that is built upon shared goals of progress, development, unity, and harmony.”

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