Clandestine plots are being made by some chieftains of the All
Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State to cause chaos in the
State so as to actualise the planned imposition of a state of
emergency, a group, the One Nigeria Movement (ONM) has alleged.
The group alleged that the plots are being spearheaded by the Minister
of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, with support from
some of his desperate APC allies in the State.
In a release on Wednesday, signed by its Convener General, Ahmed
Sodiq-Mugoro, the ONM said current and reliable information at its
disposal indicated that the APC in Akwa Ibom State led by Senator
Godswill Akpabio, already perfected plans to bring some mercenaries
from Republic of Chad into the State, with the expressed order to
cause massive killings of innocent people of the State, as well as
widespread kidnappings and bombings of churches and other places where
people gather in numbers.
The ONM, which called on Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State to
act promptly to frustrate the evil plots, wondered what level of
desperation would made anyone to be involved in plots to put the lives
of the people at risk.
The governor must as a matter of urgency place law enforcement
agencies on the look-out for this evil plot and be ready to thwart the
execution of this dastardly and morally shocking design hatched by
Godswill Akpabio and his tiny cabal of merchants of violence.
It lamented that after the people of the people of Akwa Ibom State had
massively rejected Akpabio and his APC at the last elections in spite
of the Armageddon and violence they had planned alongside their much
vaunted federal might, he (Akpabio) appeared still bent on destroying
the State in order to achieve his personal ambitions and those of his
We have been reliably informed that the plan has been hatched and is
about to be executed.
The fighters are in the process of being brought to a North Eastern
State from where they will be moved to Akwa Ibom State. They will be
scattered all over the State and are expected to unleash in a
coordinated manner series of killings and bombings across the State,
The plan is for them to start the killings in Governor Emmanuel’s home
Local Government Area and then spread their killing nets all over the
three Senatorial Districts.
The strategic consideration of Akpabio and the APC is to sow fear in
the minds of the people and then cause the Federal Government to
declare a State of emergency in the State, using the spate of
insecurity as the reason for such an action.
It is shocking that the ambition of one man can cause this sort of
evil plot. The people of the State boldly and unanimously rejected
the brand of violence–induced politics of Akpabio and the APC in the
State, yet he has refused to accept the verdict of the people
expressly given and affirmed in Governor Udom Emmanuel.
Why should one man’s desire to be seen as the political kingpin of the
State, which the people have rejected lead to this sort of morally
depraved and evil plot? Akwa Ibom State is peaceful and progressing
fast under the leadership of Governor Emmanuel, and it is our humble
advice that Akpabio and his cohorts should go and prepare for the next
elections and allow the people of the State to live in peace and