The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom, has issued a statement alleging attacks on its members by suspected political thugs in the state.
According to the APC, there has been a number of violent, politically motivated attacks on members in the state perpetrated by political thugs at the behest of some popular opposition politicians in the state.
It was reported that last week, one of the APC members and a frontline aspirant for the Uruan State Constituency House of Assembly race, Hon. Utitofon Itoro Okon and a host of supporters escaped death by whiskers following ambush and attacks on her campaign convoys by PDP thugs in Uruan Local Government.
She was returning from a campaign visit to her constituency in Northern Uruan Ward 1 when by about 5.00pm, PDP gunmen opened fire on her convoy destroying her cars and slightly wounding some of her supporters.
It took the gallantry of drivers of the four vehicles in the aspirant’s convoy to speedily wade through the siege.
The attackers fired gunshots which shattered the windscreen of one of the buses conveying members of the aspirant’s campaign committee.