A Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, yesterday, sacked the Senate Committee Chairman on Oil and Gas, Senator Bassey Akpan, representing Akwa Ibom North East senatorial district.
Justice Riman ordered INEC to immediately issue fresh Certificate of Return to the plaintiff,Elder Bassey Etim, as the true and bona fide candidate of Akwa Ibom North East senatorial PDP primaries. He ordered INEC to set aside the certificate of return issued to Akpan as winner of the 2015 senatorial election. The judge also ordered that
“All monies collected or earned by Senator Akpan during his membership in the Senate to date in whatever source should be refunded to the Federal Government.”
Justice Riman awarded N200,000 cost in favour of the plaintiff, Bassey Etim, against the first and third defendants.
Meanwhile, Senator Akpan and the PDP, yesterday, said that they will appeal the judgment,Vanguard reports.