The Akwa Ibom State Government has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is plotting to take over the state by all means during the governorship and House of Assembly elections on Saturday.
The state government has, therefore, urged president Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on security agencies to bring to book everyone arrested for disrupting the peace of the state.
In a statement released by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Charles Udoh, the state government expressed its worries over the alleged plot, accusing the ruling party of declaring war on the peaceful state.
Stating that the pronouncement of alleged war against the state has assumed an unprecedented dimension since the last presidential and National Assembly elections where the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) clinched all the seats in the state, Udoh urged the security agencies in the country to work for Nigerians, especially the people of the state, by preventing bloodshed on Saturday.
“We hope the lives of the people will be protected. We trust that security agencies will ensure that they fulfil their social contract with the people they swore to protect without fear or favour. No election is worth the lives or blood of human beings. We don’t want anything that will disrupt elections in Akwa Ibom as this seems to be the script being acted in order to capture the state by force,” he added.