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Perpetrators of electoral violence should be punished – C’River senator-elect

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The newly-elected senator for Cross River South senatorial district, Asuquo Ekpenyong Jr, has referred to as on safety companies to fish out people who perpetrated violence throughout final weekend’s presidential and Nationwide Meeting elections in some polling models within the state.

Ekpenyong described the event as “very ugly” and ought to be condemned strongly.

One such violence reportedly occurred in Akamkpa LGA of the state the place a supporter of APC was injured, resulting in his hospitalisation.

Ekpenyong who visited the sufferer, Adolf Najimi, spoke from his bedside on the Akamkpa Common Hospital, saying: “Points like this shouldn’t be tolerated and I name on the safety companies to swing into motion and arrest the perpetrators of this dastardly act, to function a deterrent to others.

“We have now one other essential election developing on March 2023. Due to this fact, we can’t enable thugs to run amok and disenfranchise our folks,” the senator-elect stated.

Narrating his ordeal, the sufferer, Adolf Najimi disclosed that he and his brothers have been attacked by thugs on their technique to their polling unit in Ikpai, Akamkpa Native Authorities Space.

Whereas his brothers have been fortunate to flee unharmed, he was not so fortunate, as he was crushed and left with a head harm.

Urging safety companies to beef up safety across the space to forestall recurrences throughout the coming governorship Election, Najimi thanked Ekpenyong for paying his medical invoice.