YPP Guber candidate wants investigation into alleged killings in A’Ibom 

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By Odo Ogenyi, Uyo

Young Progressive Party, YPP guber candidate in Akwa Ibom, Senator Bassey Akpan,  has called for investigation into the alleged killing of three indigenes in Ibiono Ibom Local Council by a detachment of police from the state government house.  

Akpan, who is Senator   representing Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District made the call in his Ididep Usuk community while interacting with journalists after he casted his votes in  the rescheduled governorship election held Saturday nationwide.  

He commended the electoral umpire, INEC, for improvement in the   conduct of the governorship election.  

Akpan adjudged the election to be ” generally peaceful, but for the unfortunate incident of the killing of three in the area.

“I am calling on the police to investigate the incident and follow up with justice. No election is worth the blood of any Akwa Ibom indigene. I have spoken with the police commissioner and he has promised to come for a follow up on the incident.  Three Ibiono Ibom indigenes were killed by the police and they carried the corpses.

” I must commend INEC for the

 improvement in today’s election.  The materials arrived early and voting also started  early.” He said.

He however insisted on INEC  to ensure that election results were tramistted real time on the IREV in order to ensure a credible, fair, and transparent electoral process.

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