Senate recieves petition against AIG, others over election crisis in Akwa Ibom

Senate recieves petition against AIG, others over election crisis in Akwa Ibom

- The Senate has received a petition against an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) and other senior officers

- Senator Bassey Albert of the PDP submitted the petition to the Senate

- In the petition, the senator raised allegations of election irregularities and crises in Akwa Ibom state

Senator Bassey Albert of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has submitted a petition to the Senate against an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) and other senior officers over allegations of election irregularities and crises in Akwa Ibom state.

The senator urged the Senate to investigate the crisis which claimed lives in the state and the subsequent detention of over 200 Akwa Ibom persons.

He also alleged that over 100 thugs who were reportedly brought to the state from Edo state were intercepted and handed over to the police, but were later released by an AIG and three other senior police officers.

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The Senate subsequently accepted the petition and sent it to the Ethics Committee for investigation and onward presentation to the upper legislative chamber within two weeks.

In a related development, former Senate minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, and some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the south-south, faulted the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare Governor Udom Emmanuel the winner of Saturday, March 9, gubernatorial election in Akwa Ibom.

Akpabio, Obong Nsima Ekere, the party's governorship candidate and Chief Don Etiebet, said the party would do everything legal to reclaim its victory, adding that their party won in 26 local government areas of the state.

Legit.ng gathered that the south-south leaders blamed APC’s loss in last Saturday, March 9, governorship and House of Assembly elections on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)'s chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Inter-party Advisory Council (IPAC ) has condemned the recent verbal attacks on the Akwa Ibom Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mike Iginni.

The council maintained that Mr. Igini deserves praise and gratitude and not condemnation from anyone or group.

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