Arrest Nsima Ekere now, PDP tells Police
We are propelled by the progressing threat to our democracy and barefaced attempts to unleash violence on, and murder Akwa Ibom people during tomorrow’s election to address this Press Conference.
Events of the past few weeks have confirmed two important truths: First that, all the alarms that we have raised about the sinister plans of the APC in connivance with security agencies to rig the elections and subvert the will of our people were legit and from credible sources. Second, that few of our sons who have sided with outsiders whose plan is to mortgage the future and commonwealth of our state. They careless of the huge collateral damages their are concomitant with their actions.
Recall that in the days preceding the February 23rd Presidential and National Assembly elections, we had received and made public the very credible intelligence that we received about the series of plans by the APC in concert with the security agencies to deploy all illegal tactics, including the arrest, intimidation and even outright murder of our sons and daughters, towards the pursuit of their plan to rig the elections, forcefully capture and make Akwa Ibom an APC state against the collective will of the people.
On the day of election, whereas police protection available to high ranking officials of government were retrieved, except those attached to chieftains of the APC, who brought policemen and army personnel to polling units across the state to aid in electoral malpractice. After the election, during collation Senator Akpabio on sensing his imminent defeat went to Oruk Anam INEC office, Ikot Ekpene INEC office and Essien Udim INEC office to attempt to disrupt the processes. He even invited the General Officer Commanding 6 division in the army and other Army personnel to help in their attempt to thwart the announcement of Senatorial results for Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District results, when all of these failed, chieftains of the APC had allegedly moved in to bribe INEC staff with foreign currency.
Recall also that in the ploy to weaken the support base of the PDP in Akwa Ibom State, the army had abducted and kept the Special Assistant to the Governor on Security Captain Iniobong Ekong for several days. He just regained his freedom yesterday. Nothing whatsoever has been stated as the reason for his abduction.
A few days ago, we were in receipt of reliable intelligence that after the festival of wailing organized by the Akwa Ibom State Chapter of the APC which had in audience Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, the rabble rousing National Chairman we learnt personally volunteered to personally recruit and send in to Akwa Ibom state as his personal contribution, thugs meant to unleash havoc on the citizens and help them rig the elections. The goal we learnt was to deploy the thugs to collation centres to cause violence and disrupt collation so the soldiers could move in help the APC and a few compromised INEC staff announced predetermined fake results. We earlier had raised alarm about this. Luckily the thugs were apprehended. Sadly, the thugs have been released under questionable and shocking circumstances by the state police command which is clearly taking directives from the state APC. We hear that the thugs were released by “orders from above”. The intention we understand, is to help the APC achieve its set out goal of unleashing violence and even killing innocent Akwa Ibom people who will go out to cast their votes. Information available to us reveals that the team of thugs is led by Anthony Kabaka, who is Oshiomole’s Chief thug . Kabaka had relocated to Uyo since Monday and is Resident at Ibom Hotels and Resort. Since his arrival, he has been in constant touch with the candidate of the APC and the Police high command in the state.
We must state here and clearly so that the Governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress Obong Nsima Ekere is the sole beneficiary of these heinous plots and schemes. One wonders why he is still walking free. In case the police and other security agencies are not aware, there is a subsisting warrant of arrest issued on Nsima Ekere. We understand that a Magistrate Court sitting in Rivers State had long issued a warrant of arrest against Mr Nsima Ekere, alongside the Director of Legal Service of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Kaltungo Moljengo, over an alleged issue ofN2.4 billion fraud. The court presided over by Sir. S. D. Andrew-Jaja issued the warrant of arrest on March 5th, 2019.
The question now is: Why would Nsima Ekere still be walking as a free man in the face of the mounting evidences that he is the beneficiary of these atrocities and the proposed beneficiary of the planned subversion of the will of the people to be expressed through the ballot tomorrow?
Additionally, this morning we woke to the reality of the devilish mindset borne by the APC Governorship Candidate, who does not mind sponsoring a genocide, just to ascend power. The leaked audio conversations wherein he negotiates with militants agreeing to pay 25 Million Naira to acquire their services and tools. He wants to send these people to areas where he is not sure of winning. He also desires the bombing of INEC offices. Today the INEC office in Ibesikpo Asutan was razed- need we ask who is responsible? We are alerting the world that Nsima Ekere is not preparing for election but importing weapons and men to wreck massive havoc on the civilian population. Yesterday, he sought to compromise INEC adhoc staff of different grades. He paid RACTECH 1000 dollars each, LGTECH went home with 3,000 Dollars while Collation and Returning officers were promised 5milliin naira each- this is uncommon desperation. How can a right thinking person plan to kill the REC by bombing his car? Why have members of the APC lost their humanity ?
We call on the international community, Nigerians and indeed the whole world to take note of these developments and take practical steps to protect our democracy. We call on the Inspector General of Police to immediately arrest and prosecute Nsima Ekere for the numerous offenses listed herein. There is absolutely no reason why he should still be walking free.
We urge Akwa Ibom people not to fret by these threats and actions of those who are out to destroy our collective patrimony. The peace that we currently enjoy was given to us by God through the efforts and commitments of governor Udom Emmanuel and our collective support. No amount of conspiracy will thwart that. we are confident that by the end of tomorrow, Only God will reign supreme upon the affairs of our state .
Comrade Ini Ememobong
Publicity Secretary, Akwa Ibom