Court Dismisses Action Alliance Appeal Against Gov Eno’s Election

The Appeal Court sitting in Lagos on Friday, dismissed the appeal filed by Action Alliance (AA) against the Akwa Ibom Governor, Umo Eno’s victory in the March 18 election in the state.

The AA governorship candidate, Akpan Udot, had earlier approached the state election tribunal to nullify the outcome of the election over the omission of the party’s name and logo in the ballot paper.

The tribunal, however, dismissed the petition for lack of merit.

Dissatisfied with the ruling, the AA candidate approached the appeal court to set it aside.

In its ruling, the three-member panel led by Justice Tani Hassan held that the findings of the tribunal were unassailable.

Justice Hassan, who read the judgement, said: “I resolve the issue against the appellant and uphold the judgment of the tribunal.

“I dismiss the petition as lacking in merit.”