APC: The court rules on Ekpoudom’s lawsuit contesting the nomination of Akpabio
Udom Ekpoudom's lawsuit contesting the All Progressives Congress, APC's, failure to nominate him as the party's candidate for the Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District for the 2023 general elections has been dismissed by an Abuja-based Federal High Court.
Justice Donatus Okorowo ruled on Friday that the plaintiff's action was not justiciable and that the lawsuit was therefore incompetent.
Okorowo disclosed that the situation touched on a party's internal matters.
But he declared that the court lacked the authority to hear the case.
According to NAN, Ekpoudom was the case's plaintiff.
Sen. Godswill Akpabio and the APC were named as the first and second defendants in a lawsuit filed by Ekpoudom.
The case came after Akpabio, a former minister of Niger Delta affairs, was chosen by the APC to contest in its recent rerun primary election.
Stephen Ntukekpo, the state's APC chairman, revealed that the party's national leadership had given him the go-ahead to hold a second election due to suspected irregularities. In the first election, Akapbio had won with 478 votes, while Ekpoudom received three votes.