Governorship Poll: Touts arrested in Akwa Ibom

By Agency Reports

The Police in Akwa Ibom state have arrested political thugs said to have been sent to the state ahead of the governorship and House of Assembly elections this Saturday, March 9, 2019.
The allegation is that the thugs using 12 buses were sent by the APC Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole to assist Godswill Akpabio’s candidate, Nsima Ekere and APC to rig the  elections.

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      Senator Gods will Akpabio

They were said to have met their Waterloo as the Nigeria Police Force in Akwa Ibom intercepted them.

The suspected thugs were apprehended by police operatives earlier today.

According to reports, the men were allegedly imported from Edo and Ekiti states, ahead of the governorship election.

It is alleged that the some of them were dropped at the All Progressives Congress (APC) office along Ikot Ekpene while some were arrested.

When they were questioned, the men allegedly said they came to work for the APC governorship candidate for Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Nsima Ekere. They also disclosed that four buses filled with able-bodied men have already arrived the state capital, Uyo.

The men were forced to lie down on the ground and later taken into custody by the police for further investigation.
Neither the APC nor its leadership has reacted to the damaging allegation.

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