…vow to resist attempts by APC to forcefully take over the state
By Mfonobong Ukpong
The Peoples Democratic Party in Akwa Ibom State has alerted the international community and Nigerians of alleged plans by members of the opposition party in the state, the APC to assassinate high ranking PDP state government officials.
Flanked my members of the state exco of the party, government officials and chieftains of the party, including the Deputy Chairman of the party, Sunyekere Inokon, Commissioner for Information, Charles Udo, Political Leader of Essien Udim, Obong Michael Afangideh, former National Assembly member, Rt. Hon. Nduese Essien among several others, the party Chairman who said Akwa Ibom people would resist attempts by the opposition to forcefully take over the state, accused the APC of plotting to paralyse the activities of government in the state.
Addressing a press conference, Thursday at the state secretariat of the party, the Chairman of the party in the state, Obong Paul Ekpo said the party received an intelligence report of the planed of the planned assassination attempt on its members.
“It is pertinent to note that we have uncovered fresh plots by the APC to use the EFCC to clamp down on Akwa Ibom State government account. This is is another desperate attempt by APC to paralyse the activities of the government of Akwa Ibom State. Recall that Akwa Ibom State despite being adjudged as the safest state in Nigeria, has set a very high turnover of Police Commissioners.
“This is a clear indication of the manipulation of the APC as a prelude to activating intelligence report reaching us on the planned assassination attempt on some high ranking PDP and Akwa Ibom State government officials.The PDP and indeed Akwa Ibom people are not ignorant of the fact that all these preliminary machinations by the APC are just mere schemes to drag Governor Udom Emmanuel on a collision course with President Muhammadu Buhari(GCFR).
“We are confident that the international community, Nigerians and Akwa Ibom people are taking note of the players in this show of shame and their respective roles in the effort to push the state into an abyss of violence, anarchy and destruction”.
“W e hereby pledge our loyalty and support to Akwa Ibom State Governor, His Excellency, Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, the National Assembly Caucus led by distinguished Senator Bassey Albert Allan, and the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly under the leadership of Rt. Hon.Barr. Onofiok Akpan Luke for demonstrating maturity and competence in steering the affairs of the House. We also condemn in strong terms, the comical and criminal acts of the five dissident House members who broke into the hallowed chambers of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly”.