A Federal High Court sitting in Uyo on Monday disqualified, Akan Udofia as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the 2023 governorship election in Akwa Ibom State.
It was gathered that the Court maintained that Udofia is not qualified to contest the primary election under the platform of the APC in the state and ordered the conduct of a fresh governorship primary in 14 days
In her judgment delivered on Monday, Justice Agatha Okeke ruled that Udofia has never been a member of APC.
The judgment also barred Udofia from participating in the election.
A former Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs, Ita Enang, had filed the case challenging the candidacy of Udofia.
Enang had alleged that Udofia was not an APC member as at the time the poll was conducted, noting that Udofia contested the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary held on May 25 before coming to contest the APC primary on May 26.