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A High Court in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, on Thursday, sentenced a professor of the University of Calabar to three years in prison for announcing falsified election results during the 2019 general elections.
Peter Ogban, a professor of science was accused of manipulating election results from Oruk Anam and Etim Ekpo Local Government Areas to favor the All Progressives Congress during the senatorial elections in Akwa-Ibom North-West in 2019 when he was served as a returning officer.
The prosecutor, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, informed the court that Prof Ogban altered the election results in favor of the candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Godswill Akabio against the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Chris Ekpenyong.
Godswill Akpabio was seeking reelection to the Senate.
Daily Trust reports that in a previous court session, Ogban had told the court how the results of the election were tampered with to give the APC an unfair advantage over PDP.
Chris Ekpenyong, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP candidate, and a former deputy governor defeated Mr. Akpabio in the elections, which were rigged by acts of violence.
Akpabio was later appointed the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs by President Muhammadu Buhari.