More than 184 Political thugs brought into Akwa Ibom state from Edo state by the APC have been arrested this morning and are currently being interrogated at the Godswill Akpabio Hall, Police Headquarters, Ikot Akpan Abia. This comes after over 15 buses loaded with the same specie of hoodlums numbering over 400 were intercepted at Obot Akara yesterday, March 5, 2019.
We regret the sad news making rounds this morning that the Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State command has given orders for the release of the over 400 thugs arrested yesterday. This suggests the lack of resolve by the Police to ensure the absence of violence in the March 9 elections.
We urge the Nigeria Police, Akwa Ibom command to rise above all doubts and ensure that these newly arrested thugs are made to face the full consequences of the law. Akwa Ibom people do not want to hear a repeat of the sad story of their release without due process.
A M Ekanem
Media Relations Officer
People’s Democratic Party
Akwa Ibom State