- The APC governorship primary in Akwa Ibom has recorded unprecedented violence
- One person is said to have been killed during the exercise
- Thugs had earlier invaded the APC secretariat ahead of the exercise in the state
One person has been killed in Akwa Ibom on Sunday, September 30, over the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
The victim identified as Ukeme Efanga, an APC member, was said to have been shot dead in Ifiayong, Uruan local government area, during a disagreement over the distribution of election materials in the area.
Legit.ng gathered that the late Efanga is a father of three children.
As at 8: 10 p.m., the victim’s corpse was dumped at the premises of the state secretariat of the APC, along Ikot Ekpene road, brought all the way from Uruan.
Two persons, a man and a woman, said to be the victim’s relatives, sat on the floor near the corpse, crying helplessly.
A few APC members from Uruan stood near by, staring at the corpse.
Apart from an APC aspirant for Senate race in the state, Kufre Etuk, no senior party member was around the area.
“It is a very unfortunate thing,” Etuk told Premium Times.
“He was a very loyal and committed member of the party since the days of the Action Congress (ACN). He has never gotten anything from the party. And yet they killed him just like that. Who will now take care of his three children?
“I am waiting here to make sure the corpse is taken to the mortuary,” he said.
Etuk said election did not take place in whole of Uruan local government area where he comes from.
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Legit.ng had earlier reported that thugs invaded the APC secretariat in the state to disrupt the governorship primary on Sunday, September 30.
Some areas in the state capital, Uyo, were said to have been taken over by the thugs, who many suspect are working for one of the governorship aspirants of the party.
The primary election is a straight fight between Senator Akpan Udoedehe and the managing director, Niger Delta Development Commission, Obong Nsima Ekere.
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