Gov. Emmanuel accuse security personnel of intimidating voters in A/Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has accused security personnel in the state of intimidating the electorates.

Speaking in Onna local government area after casting his vote in Awa Ward 1, Unit 1, the governor said the level of intimidation from security personnel was unbearable.


He said people in the state, particularly Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters were being intimidated and harassed, adding that many PDP supporters are currently being held in police custody.

He alleged that the Commissioner of Police was working with other junior officers to harass citizens.


“I call on security officers that Nigeria is a peaceful country and we have adequate rule of law. And if they don’t obey, we will challenge it in the law court. They should stay off intimidations.

“The level of Intimidation in Akwa Ibom State is unbearable. People are being intimidated, harassed and the Commissioner of Police sent to Akwa Ibom is working with three or four junior officers to harass innocent people.

“If you go to their cell now, it is filled with PDP supporters, l don’t know whether they have a cell that can take the 2.1 million voters in the state because they all belong to one political party. So if they can arrest the 2.1million that’s when the elections would be thwarted,” he said.

He commended the electoral process, saying although there were hitches during the process, it went well.

On his Senior Special Assistant on security, Capt. Iniobong Ekong who was picked by the army, the governor said he doubted the genuineness of his arrest.

He stated that if his aide had any question to answer, the police should have been the one to question him and not the army.

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