The All Progressives Congress, APC, have been warned to stay clear of Akwa Ibom as Nigeria’s most peaceful oil rich Niger Delta state is not available for any hostage takeover from the PDP by the APC, no matter the level of threats and intimidation.
The PDP National Legal Adviser, Barr Emmanuel Enoidem gave the warning on Tuesday in Abuja while speaking on “Politics Today”, a Channels TV News and Current Affairs Programme.
Enoidem who featured alongside the Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang admonished the opposition in the state to come to terms with the reality that Akwa Ibom state is PDP.
“Akwa Ibom is PDP and there is nothing anybody can do about it. Even if they bring all the Police and Army on the day of election, Akwa Ibom people will not be bothered”, he vowed.
Enoidem who served as Commissioner for eight years under former Governor Godswill Akpabio, berated the Police for their partisan and bias role in the crisis. He wondered why the Police will be aiding and abating criminals to break into the House of Assembly.
“The Police should be knowledgeable enough to know that once a member’s seat have been declared vacant, he has no business being there. Nse Ntuen ought not to have been there. The police should have arrested him. The police should be able to distinguish between a criminal and a non criminal, otherwise, you are not going well”, he noted.
Enoidem noted with dismay that as early as 6am on Tuesday, five former House of Assembly members invaded the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly when the Constitution is clear on the process of declaring a lawmaker’s seat vacant.
He challenged Senator Ita Enang to tell Nigerians the section of the 1999 Constitution that allows 5 former members of a 26 member legislative house to sit with the plot to impeach either the speaker or the Governor to justify Tuesday’s Police backed APC’s impunity against Akwa Ibom people at the House of Assembly complex.