Senator Ita Enang, Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) has said the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom state, Nsima Ekere is not aware of any court warrant for his arrest.
Enang, who is also the Director General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign in Akwa Ibom State in an interview with Channels Television described the report as a mere allegation and cheap blackmail to distract the party from Saturday’s elections.
Earlier in the day, a Federal High Court in Abuja granted an order of substituted service against Ekere, who is a former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), as well as the Director of Legal Services of the commission, Kaltungo Moljengo.
The court order came three days after a Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, ordered the arrest of the duo for alleged offence of criminal conspiracy to defeat or prevent the execution of lawful court order in the case of alleged N2.4bn fraud brought against them by four NDDC contractors.
According to reports, the plaintiffs had also asked for an order cautioning the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to treat the candidacy of Ekere with sensitive restraint concerning the governorship election in Akwa Ibom State.