A’Ibom guber poll: YPP candidate calls for investigation into alleged killings
The governorship candidate of the Younger Progressives Occasion, in Akwa Ibom State, Senator Bassey Albert Akpan has known as for investigation into the alleged killing of three indigenes of Ibiono Ibom LG of the state the place he hails from.
DAILY POST learnt three individuals have been allegedly shot lifeless by police at a polling unit in Oko-Ita neighborhood in Ibiono LGA through the elections.
Based on the report, the officers allegedly drove into the unit and opened hearth on the voters, killing three individuals and went away with the corpses.
Talking with journalists on Saturday at his unit in Ndidep neighborhood, Senator Akpan, who represents Akwa Ibom North-East Senatorial District, whereas confirming the incident known as on the Inspector-Basic of Police, Usman Alkali Baba to research and convey the culprits to ebook.
He described the election as usually peaceable, however for the unlucky incident of the killing of three Ibiono Ibom indigenes.
He stated: “I’m calling on the police to research the incident and comply with up with justice. No election is definitely worth the blood of any Akwa Ibom indigene. I’ve spoken with the Commissioner of Police and he has promised to return for a follow-up on the incident. Three Ibiono Ibom indigenes have been killed by the police and so they carried the corpses away.”
Whereas commending the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, for the advance within the conduct of the election, the senator known as on the electoral umpire to make sure that outcomes are transmitted electronically.
“I have to commend INEC for the advance in at the moment’s election. The supplies arrived early and voting additionally began early.
“I wish to additionally name on INEC to make sure that election outcomes are transmitted in realtime on the IReV as a way to guarantee a reputable, truthful, and clear electoral course of,” Akpan stated.
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