How Akpabio Unleashed Mayhem On Us – Kinsmen

by Bassey Anthony, Uyo

Prince Ukpong Akpabio
has recounted how his people in Essien Udim Local Government Area of
Akwa Ibom State were terrorised by Senator Godswill Akpabio during the
March 9 elections. Prince Ukpong Akpabio, who is Senator Akpabio’s
cousin, said they saw hell in the hands of Senator Akpabio and his
supporters.

A communiqué signed by the stakeholders and leaders,
and read by Imo-owo Okpokpo, reads: “Essien Udim people condemn the
electoral offenses and irregularities masterminded and perpetrated by
Senator Godswill Akpabio and his cohorts, in which almost all the
election process in the area was marred by unlawful militarisation,
rigging and assault on officials of the Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC).

“The atrocities include carting away of
electoral materials and kidnapping of INEC ad hoc workers, with military
help, to the home of Ibanga Akpabio.

“Senator Akpabio and his
cohorts, apart from assaulting INEC workers, also beat and machete some
PDP faithful to unconsciousness.”

They maintained that in units
where elections held, PDP won and they have their result sheets intact.
According to them, any other result is fake and does not represent the
people’s votes.

The people rejected the published results so far
released by INEC, and condemned the cancellation of results in nine
wards in the council area.

They admonished Senator Akpabio to
desist from further advertising “his declining and dwindling political
status through interviews as such will continue to deepen his failing
image. “We have totally rejected by him as a people,” they said.

But Senator Akpabio described them as political merchants and contractors hired to tarnish his image.

Akpabio,
who spoke through his media aide, Anietie Ekong, said: “”The people are
hired political merchants and contractors who have been procured to
denigrate Senator Godswill Akpabio to diminish him for a token. But it
is a futile attempt.

“The allegations are spurious, baseless and
unfounded. They can gloat over the pyrrhic victory recorded by the PDP,
but Akwa Ibom people know that never in the history of the state have we
witnessed such heist and electoral robbery aided by a compromised
umpire like in the last election.

The stolen mandate that they are celebrating today will be retrieved.”

Source:- Thenationonlineng