Anxiety rises in Akwa Ibom State over elections sagaFebruary 20, 2019
Anxiety rises in Akwa Ibom State over elections saga
Anxiety rises in Akwa Ibom…The strain is mounting in various parts of Akwa Ibom State especially Akwa Ibom Northwest as Saturday, February, 23 the new date settled for the presidential and National Assembly elections moves nearer.
The strain is against the foundation of fears of the pre-election assaults on INEC workplaces and transports that happened in two local government zones last Friday, the eve of the dropped polls.
Two people were murdered and 13 means of transport enlisted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC consumed in Obot Akara local government territory by gangsters suspected to be employed political hooligans, while the police asserted that its group on watch had put out a fire at the INEC office in Eastern Obolo Local Government Area when a petroleum bomb was tossed into the workplace by speculated political hooligans.
There are even feelings of dread that the advancement may empower voter lack of concern in the state amid the Saturday poll. In the interim, partners of the two noteworthy opponent political parties in the express the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and All Progressives Congress APC, have been blaming each other for supporting electoral brutal in front of the elections. PDP partners, especially from Ikot Ekpene senatorial area, have been charging plots by the APC administration in the state in conspiracy with the police to outline them up so as to capture and keep them unlawfully.
The partners of PDP in Abak Federal Constituency containing, Abak, Ika, and Etim Ekpo local government regions amid a press preparation on Tuesday asserted that through high knowledge gathering they revealed plots by APC Chieftains from Ikot Ekpene senatorial area to utilize aggressors to disturb the elections.
The PDP National Legal Adviser, Barr Emmanuel Enoidem, who tended to the question and answer session said their intel uncovered that 34 PDP partners from Abak government voting demographic including himself, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Uwemedimo Nwoko and part speaking to Abak state voting public, Hon Friday Iwok had been penciled down to be either abducted, killed or captured previously or amid the election.
He expressed, “truth be told, it was one of the people who went to the gathering at Mr. Ini Okopido’s (State Chairman of APC) house who alarmed us on the offensive plot. “Thusly, we need the security agents, the Army, Police, the DSS, and other Security organs to be aware of everything of these advancements, examine, and hinder the looming savagery.
As of now, we have appealed to the Inspector General of Police on the supposed fiendishness plot. “We, the individuals from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abak Federal Constituency and Akwa Ibom State, when all is said in done, need to repeat and emphasize that we request a brutal free election, without malignity and awfulness.
Given the present positioning of Akwa Ibom State in the Community of different States in Nigeria as the most tranquil State, we need the present state of affairs to be continued now and after the election” Enoidem further uncovered that they have data on unlawful arms and ammo terminals in Nto Mbadum and Itak Ikot Onono, people group now under the authority of Emmanuel Ukpong of Itak Ikot Onono generally called General Executioner of the feared and lethal “Rockcity Group” in Ikot Onono, Ika Local Government Area.
“The point is to have Ika as their operational base, where the guilty parties will invade and overpower the other two Local Government Areas of Abak and Etim Ekpo”, he pushed. Yet, the Ikot Ekpene section of the APC amid a question and answer session same Tuesday asserted that the PDP had employed equipped hooligans from Cross River and the River States that caused the incendiarism in Obot Akara local government region.
The Chapter Chairman of the party, Mr. Etebong Udoh, recorded PDP partners from the zone, including the serving Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Monday Uko, part House of Assembly, Idongesit Ntekpere and the LG Council Chairman, Mr. Anietie Akpaetor of supporting the equipped hooligans who had executed the anarchy.
In the interim, the Akwa Ibom state police direction on Monday strutted 10 people claimed to be regarding the pyro-crime carried out in Obot Akara, 41 presumed phony election spectators from Delta, Ondo, and Bayelsa states just as 20 speculated employed political hooligans captured on February 15 in Ukanafun The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP, Odiko MacDon who marched the presumed political hooligans, be that as it may, did not interface the suspects to any political party, even as he had clarified that examination was all the while progressing to know the patrons.
“Furthermore, on February 17, 2019, the direction captured one Edem Ekpeyu Bassey otherwise known as “Eteka” and Asuquo Monday Ebio in Ikot Ekpene who admitted to being political hooligans procured from Ukwa town in Odukpani LGA of Cross Rivers state by a government official. “Examination is progressing to see whether the captured people are connected to any political party or individual. What’s more, whoever is in charge of carrying them into the state we will pursue that individual”, he said. In the meantime, concerned inhabitants and residents of the state have approached security organizations to be alive to their obligation by receiving proactive measures and non-divided so as to turn away any viciousness and gore previously and amid the elections.