2019 polls: Akpabio’s cousin joins other kinsmen to reject him, accuse him of causing violence in Akwa Ibom State
By Umani Uwemedimo, Uyo
Over 500 stakeholders, political leaders and party executives from Senator Godswill Akpabio’s local government, Essien Udim, have accused the former governor of unleashing violence and terror on them during the last governorship and State Assembly elections in the State.
The stakeholders led by Prince Ukpong Akpabio(Cousin to Senator Akpabio) in a world press conference held at the NUJ secretariat Uyo on Thursday, alleged that the senator masterminded and executed the militarization of the electoral process witnessed in the area.
A communique signed by the stakeholders and leaders and read by Barr Imo-Owo Okpokpo reads, “Essien Udim people condemned in strong terms the various 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 militarization, rigging and assault on INEC electoral officers.