Election: Group Calls for Probe, as Army Arrests Fake INEC Officials, soldiers in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District
The Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District People’s Assembly has called for a probe into the activities of fake soldiers, INEC officials and policemen during the Presidential and National Assembly elections, held last Saturday.
In a statement released on Sunday and endorsed by Dr. Dr Akaninyene Ukpong and Engr David Eshiet, Chairman and Secretary respectively, the group said “We have received credible intelligence that the men of the Nigerian Army in Akwa Ibom State have apprehended several bus load of fake Army officials, officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission, and the Nigerian Police Force, who were patrolling units in Ikot Ekpene senatorial district and tampering with outcome of the elections in many wards and Local Government Areas.”
The statement added that, “While we commend the officers of the Nigerian Army for their prompt apprehension of these hoodlums, who we learnt are now in custody of the police, we seek to be informed of the status of this case. We call on the Commissioner of police to brief the public on this matter and to resist the pressure to release these criminals. They must be made to face the full wrath of the law.”
The Presidential and National Assembly elections held across the country on Saturday February 25, 2023 to elect a successor to President Muhammadu Buhari, Senators and Members of the House of Representatives from May 29, 2023
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