The headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Abuja, has confirmed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary which produced Akanimo Udofia as a governorship candidate was not monitored by the commission’s officials.
The primary which produced the former minister of Niger Delta Affairs,
Godswill Akpabio, as the APC senate candidate in the state, was also not monitored by INEC.
Both primaries were held around midnight on May 26 and June 9, respectively.
It, therefore, means the APC may not have a governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom State for the 2023 general elections, and that Mr. Akpabio is not recognized by INEC as a candidate, as previously reported.