The rerun election for the Awka Ibom North-West Senatorial District order by the Court, which holds today in the Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has been interrupted by thugs with guns who’ve unleased violence on the election ground.
The Secretary of Akwa Ibom State Liberation Movement (AILM), Solomon Abasiekong Esq., Who expressed his disappoint by the actions of a serving minister.
According to Abasiekong, the thugs were armed with guns and other dangerous weapons, they disrupted the electoral process in Units 5 and 8 in Ward 11, and kidnapped the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials and stole the electoral materials at the units.
Furthermore, he revealed that the thugs were led by a Minister’s cousin, and they into the air indiscriminately.
He said “ The INEC officials were manhandled and abducted. As I speak, I don’t know where they are. It is very sad that the innocent INEC officials who are only here to do their job have become victims of election violence unleashed by sons of the state”
A call on International Communities to take note of the happenings in Akwa Ibom State was made by Abasiekong.
As Compiled By Jaja Otokini
And Edited By Knight Fredel
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