The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel says whoever wins the gubernatorial election in the state will be his candidate.
The governor stated this on Saturday in an interview shortly after voting at his unit 001, Awa Iman ward 1, Onna LGA, of the state.
Governor Emmanuel who commended the peaceful gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections rated the process 90 percent even as he vowed to deal with persons said to be disrupting elections in some parts of the state.
The Governor said he received information that a police officer from Abuja invaded the state with a truckload of policemen to disrupt peaceful elections in the area saying that he has reported the issue to police authority with the hope that actions would be taken against her.
He said, “there is peaceful conduct of elections in my local government as you can see, I hope it will be replicated across the state. I’ve just been told of fake people all over the place, they just told me now that one Rita Okemesi that came in from Abuja with a truck of police, is just disrupting the election, I’ve reported her to the AIG, hopefully, the police authority will take serious action against her.
“Police is meant to ensure free fair and credible election but what she is doing in Eket is going to create a lot of problems. I’ve reported accordingly and I expect action to be taken.”
Meanwhile, our correspondent who monitored elections in Uyo, Nsit Ibom, Nsit Ubium and Onna local government areas reports that INEC staff arrived at the polling units early with election materials and the voting exercise is being conducted peacefully.