BREAKING: APC Supporters of Boki II Constituency have been Arrested by the Police in Okundi

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Joseph Odok|27 February 2016|6:00pm

Some APC supporters of Ogep Osokom ward Boki II constituency have been arrested by the police in Okundi without reason

It has not been a funny deal joining APC in Cross River State. The intimidation has been so high: only courage and dexterity in holding on to our convictions has sustained supporters of APC in Cross River State.

It will be recalled that I was once invited by Mr John Owan Enoh, a PDP senator of central senatorial district on frivolous allegations of threat to life and assassination of character. Since after a response to my petition, the senator who obviously wanted to intimidate me with his might as a senator has refused to go on with a case that I feel ready to defend.

Not long ago, Hon. Paul Adah's house was attacked by unknown gun men shortly after defecting to APC.  Hon. Venatius Ikem a one time friend of PDP has suddenly been charged for murder and stealing after decamping to APC.

News reaching me from my chapter Chairman of APC Boki through a call accompanied by a text reveals that some criminal elements in connivance with the DPO Okundi station arrested some APC supporters for some unknown reasons. The names contained in his text of the arrested APC supporters are : "SHASCA, ABANG JAMES A ONABE AND SUNDAY A OTU"

In the words of the chapter chairman Hon. Osowowan Nku Otu, the arrested APC members were arrested and only traced to the police after anxiety that visited their being found missing in the village. It took the revelation of a cyclists guy to trace them to the Okundi police station.

As at the time of visit of the chapter chairman to the police station, efforts at reaching the victims of arrest was futile as he was told that it is only the DPO that is authorized to make a statement on that.

We must not all be PDP and the constitutional provision of freedom of association must be respected by the PDP government in Cross River State.

Joseph Odok
Is a University Don and a Public Affairs Analyst