Former APC Members in Akwa Ibom Allege Threat to Lives




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Some of the former members of the All Progressives Congress who dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party on Monday have raised the alarm over alleged threat to their lives.
The former APC members led by Mr Joseph Amah, made the allegation at a press conference on Tuesday, in Uyo, the state capital.
Amah claimed that they were molested by hoodlums suspected to have been sponsored by the APC while returning home from the rally where they announced their defection.
He said a vehicle belonging to a former chapter chairman of Nsit Atai was vandalised while his colleagues from Ibesikpo Asutan, Eket, Ikot Ekpene and other former APC chiefs were harassed.
He said, “Our members came out and celebrated their freedom from political oppression and unending impunity as being practised in the APC.
“Thereafter, as our people were heading home to share the good news of redemption with their kith and kin, they were molested on the road by hoodlums sponsored by the APC.
“In Nsit Atai, the former chapter chairman’s vehicle was attacked and his tyres destroyed. In Ibesikpo Asutan, Eket and Ikot Ekpene, the former APC stalwarts were harassed and intimidated. This ugly situation is most reprehensible and must be totally condemned.
“This press conference is to alert the entire public that if anything bad happens to us, the leadership of the APC in the state should be held responsible.
“Having not yielded to their pressure to remain in their party, they have resorted to threats and violence. In the days ahead, we will expose the contents of the play book of the APC and how they hope to overrun the state with federal might.”
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