The Appeal Court sitting in Calabar, Cross State, Saturday nullified the election of Chris Ekpenyong representing Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District.
Former Governor of the state and now Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio, had challenged the declaration of Ekpenyong as the winner of the senatorial election of Febraury 23 on the ground of irregularities.
The election tribunal had affirmed the election of Ekpenyong, and not satisfied, Akpabio appealed the verdict.
In the judgment on Saturday, the Appeal Court nullified the election that returned Ekpenyong of the PDP as winner and ordered a rerun in Essien Udim local government area within 90 days.
Essien Udim local government area is where Akpabio hails from and results from the area were subject of legal tussle at the tribunal