A Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, has nullified the election of Bassey Albert Akpan of the People’s Democratic Party as Senator representing Uyo Senatorial District.

Bassey Etim of the PDP has also been declared the genuine candidate of the party in the 2015 election.
In 2016, Bassey Etim took Senator Akpan, the Independent National Electoral Commission and the People’s Democratic Party to court claiming that he was wrongly substituted in the primary election of PDP in Akwa Ibom.