A state High Court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has issued an arrest warrant for a Nigerian professor, Ignatius Uduk, accused of election fraud.
The university teacher should have been arraigned on November 17, alongside another professor, but “he appears to be on the run”, according to a statement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Mr Uduk, a professor of Human Kinetics, teaches in the Department of Physical and Health Education, University of Uyo.
He was one of the ad-hoc officials recruited by INEC to assist in the conduct of the 2019 general elections in Akwa Ibom State, in Nigeria’s South-south.
Mr Uduk, alongside Peter Ogban, a professor of Soil Science, of the same university, is accused of trying to rig the 2019 Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District election in favor of the former senator, Godswill Akpabio, of the All Progressives Congress.
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