Akpabio: APC petitions the presidency, accuses Mike Igini of bias

FastNews reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC), which is currently in power, has taken the former Niger Delta Affairs Minister Godswil Akpabio’s non-recognition as a senatorial candidate to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustafa.

The APC charged Igini with defying a court order to support AkpabIo’s candidacy and with illegally endorsing a candidate created by a division inside the state chapter of the party.

In a petition to the SGF, the party wondered why an INEC official who is supposed to be an unbiased umpire, was meddling in intra-party affairs.

The APC, therefore, requested Mustafa to forward the petition dated July 1 to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) National Chairman Mahmood Yakubu, as a reminder of its earlier complaint against Igini.

The petition signed by the National Secretary of the party, Senator Iyiola Omisore, was sighted by The Nation yesterday.

The Nation gathered that the ruling party was peeved by the REC’s alleged statement that INEC did not witness its senatorial primary for Akwa Ibom North-West that produced Akpabio as a candidate.

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