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Court Sacks PDP Senator, Orders Refund of Salaries

Senator Bassey Akpan who is representing Akwa Ibom North-East Senatorial district has been sacked by a Federal High Court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.

According to Premium Times, the court delivered its judgement on Monday, February 27 asking Akpan to vacate the Senate and that Bassey Etim was the authentic Senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The court insisted that Akpan contested for the PDP governorship ticket in the state in 2015 and not the senatorial seat and therefore does not deserve to be in the National Assembly.

In its judgement, the court asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a certificate of return to Mr. Etim and also asked the Senate to duly swear him in.

The court gave Mr. Akpan who served as commissioner for finance during the administration of Godswill Akpabio 90 days to refund all the money he has received as emoluments so far from the national assembly.

Mr. Akpan is the chairman of the Senate committee on gas and is expected to be replaced by Etim who is a former member of the Federal House of Representatives.

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