The Akwa Ibom State Government has raised the alarm that the All Progressives Congress and others were planning to disrupt the upcoming local government election in the state.
The state is being led by Governor Udom Emmanuel, who was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary and Senior Special Assistant (Media) to Emmanuel, Ekerete Udoh, the Government of Akwa Ibom State has uncovered a plot by elements allied with the opposition in the State to bring in people from other parts of the nation to disrupt and cause the breakdown of law and order during the forthcoming local government election in the State.
Udoh said the Government of Akwa Ibom State is poised and ready to conduct a free, fair and transparent election in the State and has created a level playing field for all to participate in the election.
He added: “Any attempt by those individuals to disrupt or cause a break-down of law and order in the State during the election will be dealt with, accordingly. The cardinal responsibility of Government is to ensure peace and safety of the people to carry out their legitimate functions and the Government of Akwa Ibom State remains dedicated to fulfilling this cardinal responsibility as defined by the principles of the Social Contract.
“Those behind this plan whom Government are well aware of, are advised to seize and desist from this plot.”