December 5, 2017
Posted by: Godwin Elijah
The All Progressives Congress, APC Elders Forum, Esit Eket Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom state have protested against the conduct of the local government election in Esit Eket local government area held on Saturday 2nd December, 2017.
In a release signed by Chapter chairman of APC in Esit Eket, Aniefiok Cobb and others including Utitofon Ekanem, Godwin Joe, Senator Etang Umoyo, and Dr Michael Eyo, and made available to Planet News, the attention of the Akwa Ibom State Independent electoral Commission – AKISIEC, was drawn to what they described as the total failure of the Local Government election, which was meant to hold on the 2nd of December, in the area.
They cited unavailability and late arrival of materials for the conduct of the election, stressing that only forty percent of the election materials were delivered to the wards.
The APC forum concluded that there was no election in the entire Esit Eket Local Governnment Area, and therefore called for the cancellation of councillorship and the Chairmanship elections in Esit Eket Local Government in the interest of democracy, fair play, equity, good conscience and justice.