There is tension in Akwa Ibom threatening to tear the state apart as APC has allegedly brought in 200 armed thugs in military uniform to disrupt elections in People’s Democratic Party’s, PDP, strongholds.
Feelers reaching Newstimesafrica has it that an alleged conversation between the All Progressive Congress, APC, governorship candidate, Nsima Ekere, and a militant has gone viral.
In the conversation, it was gathered that the militant promised to bring in 200 thugs in 20 hilux vehicles from Port Harcourt into Akwa Ibom to disrupt elections in PDP’s strongholds.
The said thugs would dress in military uniform with weapons such as GPMS, AK 47 rifles among others.
Newstimesafrica gathered that the sum of N25m was agreed for the execution of the job and N15m cash in Ghana must go bag has been paid for mobilisation..
According to sources, some of the thugs have already entered the state to carry out the nefarious acts.
Meanwhile, two media aides of governor Udom Emmanuel, Aniekeme Finbarr and Ndueso Essien have been picked up by the Anti robbery squad of the police for unknown reasons.
It was also gathered that a popular musician, XTO, who got information that he would be picked up as well has gone underground.
Recall, some days ago, the police intercepted thugs enroute Akwa Ibom state allegedly on the orders of a prominent politician.