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Group accuses Akwa Ibom APC of planning media assaults on election tribunal, INEC

By Michael Abimboye on 10/05/2019

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Candidates of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State who are challenging the outcome of the general elections have concluded plans to launch a coordinated assault on the election petitions tribunal and INEC.

A socio-political group in the State, Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement says it was aware of a grand plot by candidates of the party to plant fake news on both print and new media to discredit the tribunal and the election umpire.

Leader of the group, Prince Emmanuel Sam, said in a press release on Wednesday May 8, that his group has received intelligence that the opposition party has contracted different teams of citizen journalists to do the hatchet job.

“The respective teams are working for different candidates of the party. Their mandate is to create and circulate stories to discredit INEC and the PDP, and plant indicting reports against the tribunal as though they are sponsored by the PDP.”

“Our Intel shows that Mr. Nsima Ekere, Senator Godswill Akpabio, Hon. Emmanuel Akpan and virtually all candidates of the APC who are at the tribunal have set up propangada teams specifically for the tribunal. Their job is to flood the public space with lopsided reports on the proceedings of the tribunal, with the aim to stir fear in the people and distort public opinion against the tribunal and the ruling party.”

The group has called on the APC to accept the lost it suffered in the elections in good faith and should join hands with the winners of the election to build a virile State where all shades of interests is protected under one leadership.

The release states that any Akwa Ibom person who is seeking public office and yet uses his wealth to hire people to cause fear, disharmony and disunity in the State did not have the interest of the the people at heart.

The group called on members of the APC who lost the elections and are yet seeking redress at the tribunal, to pursue their cases within the confines of the law and deserving decorum.

However, the group urges the public to disregard any false alarm that would emanate from the fake media men hired by the Akwa Ibom state chapter of APC, insisting that the outcome of the elections was clearly the wish of Akwa Ibom people

(New Telegraph)


Source News Express

Posted 10/05/2019 7:02:39 PM





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