There won’t be election crisis in Akwa Ibom – Ita Enang –
Presidential aide, Senator Ita Enang, dismisses fears that crisis may erupt in Akwa Ibom due to election violence
Enang says plans have been put in place to ensure that the Akwa Ibom elections are conducted without violence
The presidential aide however, appeals to indigines and other residents to avoid conducts that would incite violence
The senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly matters, Senator Ita Enang, says contrary to reports, there won’t be electoral violence in Akwa Ibom.
Enang gave the assurance in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.
Enang, an indigene of Uyo, was reacting to apprehension in the state over reports that there might be crisis, saying that all would be well and that plans had been set to ensure that the elections were conducted without violence.
NAN reports that the International Crisis Group (ICG), in its latest report on Nigeria’s elections published on December 21, 2018, observed that already there had been incidents of violence, with some states displaying particularly troubling signs ahead of the elections.
Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, ICG carries out field research on violent conflict and advances policies to prevent, mitigate or resolve conflict.
The report said Akwa Ibom, like Rivers, was emerging as a major battleground in the APC-PDP battle for revenue. It receives the most federal money of any state, and it is widely believed to be a pillar of PDP finances.
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