Okon Uwah, the APC House of Rep. candidate, in the forthcoming general election, was assassinated by unknown gunmen yesterday in Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state where he had gone to seek the people’s votes. The late Okon Uwah was a former deputy speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.
The State Commissioner of Police, Gabriel Acong was at the scene of the incident where he stated categorically that those responsible for the gruesome murder of Okon Uwah will be brought to book. His planned trip to Abuja was cancelled as a result of this. The state commissioner of police has moved the Area Commander in Ikot Ekpene and the Divisional Police Officers to Ukanafun.
As at press time, those responsible for the gruesome killng were yet to be apprehended.