Godwin AJOM, Calabar
PDP Caucus Leader for Akpabuyo and governorship aspirant in Cross River State, Sir Arthur Jarvis Archibong, has raised the alarm over alleged plot by some state actors to intimidate and harass the party before and during the February 26 by-election in Akpabuyo area of the state.
In a statement by the governorship aspirant himself and made available to newsmen in Calabar, Archibong said the ploy was part of the All Progressives Congress APC’s strategy to intimidate the opposition PDP, ahead of the Akpabuyo state constituency by-election billed for February 26,2022.
“There are reports of a ploy by the All Progressives Congress to intimidate, using violence, some PDP stalwarts, government apparatus, and security agencies.
“Akpabuyo is not a banana republic where anybody can take laws into their hands with flaunting of power, all in a bid to reap where they did not sow. We want those with such intentions to know that our party is ready to participate and only support a credible by- election.
“I want to assure our constituents to remain calm and law abiding, as I call on the government and security agencies, especially the Police to ensure peace and order are maintained to guarantee a level playing field during the election.”