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In Akwa Ibom APC shun elections over mass hijack ballot boxes

The party said there was a widespread hijack of electoral materials by thugs and armed fake policemen in the state.

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Former Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio play

Former Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State called for the cancellation of the governorship and State of Assembly elections in the state, as its supporters boycott the process, citing mass cases of ballot box snatching as the reason.

The party said there was a widespread hijack of electoral materials by thugs and armed fake policemen, accusing the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of sponsoring the thugs.

Eyewitnesses said the April 11 in the state was marred by irregularities, with massive cases of ballot box diversion, thumb printing of ballot papers reported.

It was reported that elections in Akwa Ibom State.Uyo, Etinan, Onna, Eket, Nsit Ubium, and the five local government areas of Oro, Uruan, Ibiono, Nsit Ibom, Oruknam, among others were mostly affected.

According to the APC governorship candidate in the state, Umana Umana, out of 1,571 registered voters, only 450 ballot papers were sent to his polling unit.

It also gathered that many centres were also deprived of electoral materials of and in the areas, where they were provided, the figures would not tally with the number of accredited voters.

 

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