Akwa Ibom State Electoral Commissioner, Mr Mike Igini, is heading to Ikot Ekpene right now to set free an Electoral Officer who is allegedly been held at gun point by military men acting under the instructions of Senator Akpabio.
Mr Igini is accompanied by a team of journalists and security officers on the journey, as announcements for senate election results in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial are being delayed.
It’s was gathered from competent sources, on Sunday evening, that the INEC main building in Ikot Ekpene had been cordoned off by heavily armed men of the Nigeria military in the past five hours.
After reportedly losing in about eight out of the 10 local government areas making up Ikot Ekpene Senatorial district, the embattled Senator was said to have moved from one area of the district to another, frantically trying to bribe local government electoral officers to help him win.
The EO for Oruk Anam, for instance, allegedly collected 200,000 US dollars through one Emman Inyangetor, Akpabio’s chief of staff.
But the people that were on ground at the collation centre were said to have defied the military and ensured that the EO submitted the authentic result.
One of the voters in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial district who spoke on condition of anonymity said “It’s almost over for the dying horse”.
More details to come…