A group, Ibom People’s Assembly has alleged that Uyo Nathaniel a.k.a Baba One is recruiting thugs for the MD of NDDC, Obong Nsima Ekere ahead of the 2019 guber election in the state.
The group stated this in a statement signed by her coordinator, Engr Patrick Ibanga, Secretary – Barr Otobong Inyang and Comrade Bassey Esu who is the PRO.
They alleged that Uyo who is Nsima Ekere’s Chief Security aide has recruited cultists for the former Deputy Governor of the state and are currently on the payroll of the governorship hopeful.
The statement which is a reaction to a publication made by the APC Publicity Secretary, Barr Edet Bassey entitled ‘Akwa Ibom: Under the jackboots of terror” however stated that there are undisputable evidences linking APC to the wanton election violence in the state.
The group stated further that APC is afraid of the
recent decision of the governor to proscribe cultism in the state as they are beneficiaries of cultism and its nefarious activities.
Socio-political group alleged that APC is an assemblage of evil merchants, giving a list of its members who allegedly contributed to the reign of terror during the Akpabio administration.
Engr Patrick Ibanga and co also alleged that Chairman of the APC State Caucus, Atuekong Don Etiebet was one of the sponsors of the dreaded kingpin, Iso Akpafid who terrorized Ukanafun before he was killed earlier this year.
“As a matter of fact, Etiebet funded the invitation of late Akaniyene Jumbo, aka Iso Akpafid and his boys, from the creeks and camped them in his compound in Oruk Anam LGA to ‘facilitate’ elections in 2007 and later 2011”, the group stated in their statement.