Frustrated APC Youths Leak Planned Protest Against A‘Ibom INEC REC, Igini
By Timitope Ekundayo
Ahead of the planned visit by President Muhammadu Buhari to Akwa Ibom state, some dissatisfied youths of the All Progressives Congress [APC] have leaked a sinister plan by the APC to present falsehood against the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] Residential Electoral Commissioner [REC], Mr. Mike Igini.
APC planned to do this through their local agents to President Muhammadu Buhari on his visit, in their efforts to lure the President into believing the lies told him by their National representatives, Senator Ita Enang and Senator Godswill Akpabio that the INEC REC is compromised and works in favour of the PDP in the State.
Instead of mobilising to receive President Buhari, the APC have rather planned to stage a protest against Mr Igini, at his reception at the airport, the source said.
The protest is planned to commence at the airport, with placards bearing notes of blackmail and allegations against Mr Igini and on such premises calling for his removal.
Other credible source have added that the President’s visit is anchored principally on the need to see to the redployment of Me Igini.
The youths have also revealed a plan to cause violence in the state if the President fails to align with their agitations to call for and ensure that Mr Igini is redeployed from the state before the March 9 elections.
Recall that a source from the presidency as reported by Nairaland and other media platform had already hinted on the reason for the President’s proposed visit to Akwa Ibom state on March 9, 2019.
Speaking on the cause of their grievances, the youths stated that the Elders in the party are selfish and have deployed all the funds released by the party and candidates of the Party in the state for their personal enrichment.
This they say was the principal reason for their loss in the February 23 elections as there were no funds for campaigns and may also be their albatross in the March 9 elections.
Meanwhile, Citizens of Akwa Ibom state have taken to various social media platforms to question the justifications behind President Buhari’s proposed visit describing it as a miscalculated adventure that will yield no gain for the APC in the March 9 elections.
Speaking against the explanation by the Presidency that the visit is a thank you visit to the people of the state, the people have wondered why the president will decide to pay a thank you visit to a state where he lost elections instead of visiting Kano where he got his jumbo votes or Borno where victims of Boko Haram attacks defied the odds to turn out to vote him to victory or even Katsina his home town, where charity should begin.