By Bassey Usip, Uyo
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Nsima Ekere has not rested on his unceasing quest to clinch the Hilltop Mansion seat in the forth coming governorship and House of Assembly elections.
Exclusive information obtained by our reporter from a military officer privy to the plan, shows that Nsima Ekere has been pestering Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai to post more personnel to Akwa Ibom State to liaise with APC leadership in all the local government areas.
APC plan, according to the officer, is to ensure the military give protection to APC leaders who will wear special uniform for easy identification, to compel EOs to sign doctored result sheets that will see to Nsima Ekere’s victory.
The officer who did not want his identity disclosed for fear of being penalized, said though he comes from northern part of the country, he has come to appreciate the present administration in Akwa Ibom state, owing to numerous renovation of military quarters at Ibawa barrack by Governor Udom Emmanuel.
He said during the last Presidential and National Assembly elections, PDP won in polling units inside Ibawa Barrack.
He disclosed that any military officer posted to Akwa Ibom State, will always come to appreciate Governor Udom Emmanuel whom he said, is generally described among the military as a peaceful man.
He said General Tukur Buratai is being misinformed by the GOC 6 Division, who is bent at compromising military personnel to stand with APC.
He said Electoral Officers, EOs of ten local governments, marked by the military as flashpoint areas, are to be held hostage by APC leaders who would wear special uniform for easy identification by the military personnel, who will provide cover for them to compel the EOs to sign doctored result sheets for Nsima Ekere.