Governor Udom's aide abducted ahead of elections in Akwa Ibom

Governor Udom's aide abducted ahead of elections in Akwa Ibom

- A PDP chieftain in Akwa Ibom, Iniobong Ekong, was abducted midnight

- Report has it that he is being held incommunicado at an unknown location in Port Harcourt

Capt Iniobong Ekong (Rtd), the senior special adviser on security matters to Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state, has been abducted.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain was reportedly picked midnight on Friday, February 22, by soldiers, The Nation reports.

Confirming Ekong's abduction, the commissioner for information, Akwa Ibom state, said the PDP chief is being held incommunicado at an unknown location in Port Harcourt.

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According to Vanguard report, the soldiers who picked up Ekong were allegedly sent by the GOC of the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, purportedly following a petition written by Senator Godswill Akpabio.

When contacted, the police public relations officer, Odiko McDon said the police was yet to receive such information. He promised to investigate the matter.

Meanwhile, election materials for the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections, have arrived at some polling unit in Uyo, the state capital.

INEC staff are waiting to commence accreditation of voters which starts at 8am.

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Many voters were said to have come out as early as 6:30am at the various polling units along Ikot Ekpene road, Afaha Ube Itam road, Asutan Street, Abak Road, Oron Road; Idoro Road and Wellington Bassey Way Uyo, where the government house is located.

A former governor of Akwa Ibom, Godswill Akpabio, has said the people of Akwa Ibom are ready to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari.

Akpabio, a current senator representing Akwa Ibom North at the National Assembly, said the people of the state are 80% to 90% ready to give their mandates to Buhari.

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