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We’re aware of DSS’ plans to upturn Akwa Ibom poll – PDP

Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, on Tuesday said the party is aware of the plans by officials of the Department of State Security (DSS) to upturn the state governorship elections won by Mr. Udom Emmanuel.

Secondus, who addressed journalists at the Ibom International Airport, Okobo, said the DSS had asked some of its officials to testify against Governor Emmanuel at the tribunal.


He explained that PDP National Working Committee (NWC) was in Akwa Ibom in solidarity with the people following the invasion of the Akwa Ibom State Government House by officials of the DSS.

According to him, there is nowhere in the world that a security arm of government will invade a Government House.

Secondus likened the invasion of the Akwa Ibom Government House to a political coup by the All Progressives Congress (APC) – led Federal Government.

He, however, expressed confidence in the ability of the judiciary to do what is right.

His words: “We have seen that the APC-led government is partial and partisan. Infact the DSS is an arm as of now of APC-led government and they want to forcefully takeover what belonged to PDP in Akwa Ibom State.

“They have arranged. They are saying all without fear and the rule of law that Akwa Ibom state is a must for them. We will tell them with the collective efforts of the entire people of Akwa Ibom that you can’t take Akwa Ibom by force.

“We trust the Nigerian Judiciary that they would do the right thing. They are not partisan. They won’t listen to all those gossips.”


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