Akwa Ibom governorship election was peaceful, fair and credible – Police report

The recently concluded governorship and state assembly elections in Akwa Ibom state has been adjudged “peaceful, free, fair and credible.” This was contained in a report submitted to the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Department of Operations by then commissioner of police, Akwa Ibom police command, Ibrahim S. Kaoje. Kaoje stated emphatically in the concluding part of the 12 page report, without any equivocation that the “governorship and state House of Assembly election held on 9th March, 2019 in Akwa Ibom state was relatively peaceful, free,…

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We wrestled against powers, principalities – Gov. Udom

The Governor and Governor-elect of Akwa Ibom state, Udom Emmanuel has said that he wrestled not against human flesh but what he described as ‘powers and principalities” during the just concluded governorship election in the state. The Governor also said that although those he described as strong forces were against the state, that God rescued the state by granting him victory at the polls. He gave the statement during a thanksgiving service to celebrate his reelection as the governor of the state. He said God used his victory to show…

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APC was not Prepared for Election in Akwa Ibom-Group

A sociopolitical organization based in Akwa Ibom state, Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement, has said the leadership of All Progressives Congress, APC in the state was not prepared for elections but depending federal might to muscle their way into power . Responding to the state APC chairman’s call for relocation of Elections Tribunal from Uyo to Abuja, the Leader of the group, Prince Emmanuel Sam, said APC lacks moral justification to point fingers at any person or organization as few honest members of the party have admitted honourably that their party…

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2019 Governorship: A’Ibom People Voted for Liberation-Elders

Akwa Ibom Elders and Stakeholders have commended the people of the state for voting massively for the reelection of Governor Udom Emmanuel, describing their action as a liberation for the state. Speaking in Uyo recently on the outcome of the general elections in the state, the elders and stakeholders led by Chairman Divine Mandate Campaign Organization, Otuekong Idongesit Nkanga acknowledged the resolve of Akwa Ibom people who defied intimidation and harassment to vote for Governor Udom Emmanuel whom he described as a leader who wears humility like a badge of…

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Election: Group demands investigation into police activities, removal of A’Ibom CP

A foremost pressure group, Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement (AILM) has urged the Police Service Commission to open investigation into the activities of policemen in Akwa Ibom State who took part in the just concluded elections and called for the immediate redeployment of the police commissioner in the State, CP Kaoje Ibrahim. The group accused the CP of compromising police affairs and structures in the state with a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG Udom Ekpudom, and junior officers close to Senator Godswill Akpabio during the just concluded elections in…

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IPAC Condemns Attack on Akwa Ibom Resident Electoral Commissioner

The Inter-party Advisory Council (IPAC ) has condemned in strong terms the concerted and malicious attack on the Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner M. Mike Igini. Speaking at a press conference held in Uyo on Tuesday 12th February, the group maintained that Mr. Igini deserves praise and gratitude for standing up to what is right and ideal by refusing to compromise the anyone during the election. “Igini refused to dance to the antics and blackmail aimed to attacking his sterling character and integrity especially from the APC. Mike Igini…

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Allegations against INEC by APC are baseless says AILM

Recent allegations of collusion and falsification of election results levelled against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, by the state chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Ini Okopido, have been described as baseless and misleading. This was the position of Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement (AILM) in a press briefing held in Uyo yesterday. The group in a media statement titled “2019 ELECTION RESULTS: APC AND ITS BASELESS ALLEGATIONS”, the leader of the movement &, Prince Emmanuel Sam, noted that “contrary to the baseless allegations made by the APC, due…

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Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement Hails Gov Udom’s Reelection

A pressure group, Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement, has congratulated Governor Udom Emmanuel on his reelection as Governor of the State. The group described the victory of the governor as a triumph of people’s will against tyranny, charged the Governor to reciprocate the gesture with more life-touching projects. Speaking in Uyo after the announcement of the result, the leader of the movement, Prince Emmanuel Sam, recalled how the long road to liberation has been fraught with many challenges. “We must also appreciate the impartial conduct of personnel of the Department of…

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Group raises alarm over possible post-election violence in Akwa Ibom

A pressure group, Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement has raised alarm that there are indicators that there may be post-election violence in the state. The just concluded governorship and state house of assembly elections in Akwa Ibom state has been adjudged generally peaceful despite pockets of violence in parts of the state. The leader of the group, Prince Emmanuel Sam, during a media briefing in Uyo on Saturday evening, said intelligence gathered by the movement shows that agents of the All Progressives Congress were planning to forment trouble. In his words,…

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PHOTOS: Hoodlums set ablaze INEC office in Akwa Ibom

Suspected hoodlums at about 3.am on Friday, set ablaze office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Mike Igini, who was on ground to confirm the incident, said “there is no going back on the March 9 election in the state as Election will hold as scheduled, no matter the plot.” Investigation by New Telegraph revealed that over 160 Card Readers out of 190 provided for the area were burnt including 12 brand-new…

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