2019 polls: Etiebet loses to PDP even with armed thugs
By Blessing Udo
Despite the order given by Atuekong Don Etiebet for the unlawfully police detention of Hon Nnamso Idiong who is the political leader of the Peoples Democratic party in Ward 1 of Oruk Anam LGA, the Akwa Ibom state Caucus Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, still lost elections in his area to the peoples Democratic Party with a wide margin.
Etiebet who hails from Ikot Ekpuk in Oruk Anam LGA of Akwa Ibom State, lost elections in Ikot Ekpuk unit 11 and all other units in ward 1 to the PDP, while electoral materials in unit 10 of his village were hijacked by thugs alleged to be under the sponsorship of the former Minister and APC Chieftain.
One of the disenfranchised indigene who pleaded anonymity said “we came out this morning to exercise our franchise, to our greatest surprised, the gate that houses our polling booth was locked and the soldiers manned at the gate prevented us from entering. While we waited anxiously, armed APC thugs under the protection of the security agents, hijacked the election materials, carried all the INEC ad hoc staff and absconded to an unknown destination. I am so disappointed because, the same thing happened during the last Presidential and National Assembly elections. We call on INEC to cancel the elections of Oruk Anam Ward 1, unit 10.” He added.
Results announced by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Oruk Anam LGA, showed that for Gubernatorial elections, APC scored 8,640 votes while PDP scored 35,093.
Similarly, APC scored 9,241 while PDP had 34,836 votes in the State house of Assembly Election.
Without equivocation, that Don Etiebet now depends on thugs to win elections in his unit, makes it obviously incontrovertible that the once most adored and consulted political tiger has not only lost his political value, but has also lost the respect of his kinsmen in all ramifications.
Atuekong Don Etiebet lost Elections to the PDP in his village, political Ward, Local Government area, Senatorial District and the State in General