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The Akwa Ibom State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has alleged the killing of several of its members, who refused to be compromised, during the governorship and State House of Assembly elections.
The party said the members were killed by agents of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, led state government.
The APC made the allegation in a statement by its Acting Chairman, Sir John Ochala, who also rejected the results of the election, which saw the PDP emerging as winners.
The statement, said, “The All Progressives Congress Cross River State hereby informs the General Public that we dissociate ourselves from this rape of democracy in the name of Governorship and State House of Assembly Elections.
“We are all witnesses to the daylight robbery of our collective will and mandate, led by the PDP state government in active connivance with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security operatives.
‘Despite the very responsible manner in which our teeming party faithful and supporters went about their civic responsibility, the PDP in desperation to perpetuate their evil agenda killed several of our members who refused to compromise and resisted the vote stuffing carried out by the PDP.
“We call on all APC members and well-wishers to remain calm and go about their lawful duties without let or hindrance while the party leadership explores all avenues within legal limits to correct this aberration.”