The Chairman of the Akwa Ibom State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Ita Udosen has announced that the membership validation exercise would not hold in the 39 newly created wards until the determination of a suit challenging their legality was decided by the Supreme Court.
The APC filed a suit challenging the decision of the Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission to create the wards in 2020.
Udosen, who spoke to newsmen in Uyo, on Thursday February 11, 2021, said, “We are challenging the creation of those wards in the Supreme Court. That is why we didn’t form our party structure in those wards. We are waiting for the Supreme Court verdict on the matter. We only use the 329 wards created by INEC in the state.”