Electoral Fraud: Court adjourns trial of Prof.

An Akwa Ibom State High Court, Uyo presided over by Justice Bassey Nkanang has adjourned till December 14, 2021 the trial of a University of Uyo lecturer, Prof Ignatius Uduk on charges of electoral fraud.

Justice Nkanang who took over the case from the former trial Judge, Archibong Archibong who had been moved to another division gave the Adjournment for the two counsels to adopt their written addresses and to rule on an objection by counsel to the defendant, Abasiodiong Ekpenyong whether the new counsel to INEC , Clement Onwuenwunor was qualified by law to represent INEC in the case.[03/12, 12:54 pm] Okito: Prof Uduk was arraigned by INEC on December 9, 2020 under charge no HU/240c/2020 on a three count charges of abandonment of duties and unlawful generation of false scores during the Essien Udim state Assembly elections in 2019.

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He is also standing trial for the announcement and publication of false election result, and lying on oath at the inception of the election petition tribunal.

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