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The CourtĀ of Appeal in Calabar has requested for a rerun in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State where Senator Godswill Akpabio, a representative of the All Progressives Congress, was defeated by Senator Christopher Ekpenyong, a representative of the Peoples Democratic Party, in the February 23, 2019, Senatorial Polls which held in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District.

Akpabio, the current Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the election, challenged the decision of the Election Petition Tribunal at the Court of Appeal to declare the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ekpenyong, winner of the senatorial polls.

The Apex Court ordered that the rerun, which is scheduled to hold in Essien Udim, be conducted within 90 days.

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