Skip to main content

Court sacks A’Ibom senator, to refund salaries, allowances



The Federal High Court, sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Monday, ordered the Senator, representing Akwa Ibom North-East in the National Assembly, Bassey Akpan, to vacate his seat immediately.

The court, presided over by Justice Fatun Riman, asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return it issued to Akpan and awarded N200,000 costs in favour of the plaintiff, Mr. Bassey Etim.



The presiding judge, who ordered INEC to issue a new Certificate of Return to Etim, also directed the National Assembly to swear in the plaintiff as the senator, representing Akwa Ibom North-East in the National Assembly.

Delivering the two-hour judgment, the court ordered Akpan to refund all salaries and entitlement he had collected so far as a senator to the Federal Government.

The court faulted the primary that produced Akpan as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party on December 7, 2014.

The judge said Akpan was foisted on the PDP at the detriment of Etim, who participated and was declared winner of the primary.

Riman stated, “The defence witnesses proved that they were not witnesses of truth because they presented conflicting and contradicting evidences and testimonies against themselves.

“The first defendant (the PDP) till today had succeeded in robbing Etim to pay Akpan. The third defendant relishes in the illegality perpetrated during the primaries.

“Therefore, the plaintiff (Etim) is the correct and only candidate of the PDP for Akwa Ibom North-East Senatorial District. What played out was the foisting of Bassey Albert Akpan on the PDP.”

Hailing the judgment, counsel for the plaintiff, Taiwo Abe (SAN), commended the judge for causing justice to be done in favour of Etim, who he said was the duly nominated candidate of the party.


Counsel for Akpan, Offiong Offiong, said he was dissatisfied with the judgment, adding that he would consult his client to determine the next line of action.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Music: MrEra - Dance mp3

Emmanuel Richard Angaye, known for his stage name Era, is a Nigerian based singer and songwritter.  He dropped his first single tittled ''APROKO'' . Here comes his latest single, tittled ''DANCE'', Prod by Dj Howlbert OTB.
I bet you, your gonna love this one.

DOWNLOAD

See the awesome magical device for pennis enlargement

the name of the device is Handsome Up and it goes for just 12,000 naira only.


If your penis is not big enough, you can use this magical device to increase it within two to four weeks and your penis will increase to 7.3inch.

The Niger Delta As A Microcosm Of Nigeria | Eugene Abels | TEDxPortHarcourt

Despite being abundant in human and natural resources, violence and decline in development prevail in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. In this talk, Eugene Abels invites us to stop pointing fingers at governments, unite and reflect on our history and also, to change our thought patterns, attitudes and habits in order to create the community/nation we want.

A deliberate Change Agent and technocrat committed to international best practices who has in three decades traversed the Real, Banking and Public Sectors of the Nigerian Economy, Eugene Irefa Abels was born, bred and schooled in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. He hails from two oil producing Communities, Nembe and Finima and believes that they are a microcosm of the Niger Delta Region.

An exponent of the need to exorcise our Colonial past from the souls of our public servants and elected officials, he believes the art of governance has been reduced to the single person pronoun ‘I’ whereas ‘we the people’ holds no relevance.
An…