Tuesday, September 19, 2017
By Innocent Anaba
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has requested the Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar, Cross River State, to dismiss its appeal lodged against a judgment of the Federal High Court, Uyo, which sacked Mr. Albert Akpan from the National Assembly and declared Mr. Bassey Etim as his lawful replacement.
The party said the judgment of the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, which sacked Akpan from the Senate for not being its authentic candidate for the 2015 Akwa Ibom North-East senatorial election, was not against its interest, hence unnecessary and ought not to have been filed in the first place.
In the notice of discontinuance of the appeal, PDP told the appellate court to “take notice that the appellant (PDP) hereby withdraws all the processes, including the notice of appeal and the brief of argument filed by the erstwhile counsel for the party.”
The decision of PDP under the leadership of Senator Ahmed Makarfi to withdraw the appeal, it was learned, w