Senator Godswill Akpabio
Senator Godswill Akpabio representing Akwa Ibom Northwest senatorial district has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), in the state of disobeying court order by denying him access to the inspection of election materials.

Akpabio, former governor and Senate minority leader, through his Counsel Patrick Umoh disclosed that the electoral umpire in the state has refused to obey the order of the court to allow them to inspect and copy the materials for litigation purposes.

An election in Akwa Ibom

The Election Petition Tribunal, headed by its Chairman, Justice W.O Akanbi had on April 2 granted Senator Akpabio, the petitioner and applicant and his agents, including forensic experts, access to inspect and copy all electoral materials used in the senatorial
election.

However, the INEC Resident Commissioner for the state has denied the accusations insisting that the electoral materials have to be arranged and unsealed for any inspection to be conducted.