A pressure group, the Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement (AILM) says the police report on the governorship and state assembly elections in the state has vindicated Akwa Ibom people.
The report submitted to the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Department of Operations, had stated that the election was peaceful, free, fair and credible.
The group blamed the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the pockets of violence that was experienced in some polling units in the state during the elections, disclosing that the APC primaries in the state was marred by violence in Uruan, Etim Ekpo and some other local government areas.
AILM alleged that, “APC leaders in the state were boasting that the commissioner of police was sent specifically to ensure that APC captured the state and also to intimidate, arrest of key PDP stakeholders in the state so that they will take over through the federal might.”
“But the Akwa Ibom people openly retired them from politics, through their massive vote for the PDP, now they are boasting of their connections in the judiciary, planning to change the wishes of the people through the tribunal,” the group’s leader, Prince Emmanuel Sam said.
Speaking with journalists in his office in Uyo on Wednesday, April 10, Prince Sam said despite the machinations of the APC, “the people of Akwa Ibom state refused to be intimidated; they went out and freely exercised their civic responsibility and also defended their votes.”
He noted that the people voted massively to return the PDP candidates, Governor Udom Emmanuel and all the National Assembly and State Assembly candidates.