The state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has demanded for adequate security in the various Independent National Electoral Commission offices across the state.
Comrade Ini Ememobong, the publicity secretary, made the appeal yesterday, he particularly called for strict security in Ikot Ekpene senatorial district and the state office in Uyo.
Ememobong who made the call at a press conference in Uyo, said the call was upon intelligence on a plot to attack INEC offices in the state aimed at frustrating the results of the National Assembly elections held on Saturday in the area.
“We are in receipt of impeccable intelligence indicating a plan to attack and burn INEC offices in ikot Ekpene Senatorial District and the headquarters in Uyo . We are hereby appealing that the security operatives should provide adequate security for all the offices, officers and infrastructure of INEC to prevent agents from making their threat of destroying lives and property. We also appeal to INEC to remain firm, resolute and unbending in the discharge of their duties. Illegitimate requests must never be acceded to.”-He said.
“The Inspector General of Police and the entire security apparatus of government must engender public confidence about their neutrality and must show that no one is above the law. All institutions of state must depart from partisan tendencies as it is a great threat to the sustainability and growth of our democracy”, He said
He further noted that the only Local Government Area left is Essien Udim, which the INEC is currently working on and that the party was not going to compromise the result of Ikot Ekpene senatorial district, no matter the appeal from the APC.