The Akwa Ibom state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said stories linking the ruling party with the arrested thugs were fabricated.
The Akwa Ibom State Government in a statement released by Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Charles Udoh, alleged that the APC is plotting to take over the state by all means during the governorship and House of Assembly elections on Saturday.
Reacting through the party’s Facebook wall, the state Chairman of APC Media Task Force, Iboro Otongaran said the torrent of false information flowing from the propaganda mill of the Akwa Ibom chapter of the PDP against the party and its governorship candidate in the last few days to the elections is a proof of the desperation of the PDP.
He added that the PDP is visibly jittery because of the landslide victory of the APC in the presidential election and overwhelming support that the national leadership of the ruling party has shown to the state chapter.
Meanwhile, a new Commissioner of Police, Sani Kaoje, who has been deployed in the state for election purposes, said the thugs, who came into the state in 11 buses, were apprehended by Inspector-General of Police Special Tactical Squad on patrol in the Ikot-Ekpene Local Government Area on Tuesday.
He added that they were led by one Jerry Egbom.