The Akwa Ibom State Government has condemned the withdrawal of the services of the Nigerian Army its Government House by the Buhari-led Federal Government.
According to a statement by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Charles Udoh, on Friday, the “Akwa Ibom Government House was singled out for such in the entire Niger Delta region. The directive signals an all-time low in the history of the democracy in Nigeria.”
The Commissioner, however, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to restore all security apparatus deserving of the Akwa Ibom State Government and Governor Udom Emmanuel.
Mr. Udoh further maintained that “It is inconceivable that Akwa Ibom Government House has been singled out in the Niger Delta region, as a focal point for such an ill-advised action at a crucial time like this. The Government and people of Akwa Ibom State therefore implore the President and commander in Chief of the Nigerian Armed forces to restore all security apparatus deserving of a sitting Governor to the Akwa Ibom State Government House. All eligible voters are enjoined to go to their respective polling units to cast their votes in an orderly manner without fear of intimidation.”