[caption id="attachment_22989" align="alignleft" width="225"] Aniekan Uko[/caption]
The Court of Appeal, Abuja has sacked the Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Aniekan Uko, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). His election was declared void for electoral violence and malpractices. The court, presided over by Justice Moshood Oredola-Abdulrahman, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a re-run election in the constituency, Ibesikpo-Asutan. The sacked lawmaker, reacting to the judgement said he would return to the drawing board to prepare for the fresh elections.