The State Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Akwa Ibom State, led by Obong (Hon.) Udo Ekpenyong, hereby notifies members of the Party and the general Public of the decision of the party to suspend the ongoing Local Government elections campaign tour which was meant to hold across the 31 Local Government Areas, till further notice.
As a people-oriented and responsive party, we are deeply distraught by the sad mood which our nation, Nigeria, has been forcefully thrown into by yesterday’s massacre of armless Nigerian youths at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos State. Their only agitation was to demand an end to Police brutality and other associated vices, but they have regrettably reaped more brutality in the hands of those who are saddled with the responsibility of protecting them.
The Akwa Ibom State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party condemns in strong terms the gruesome murder of those young people by agents of darkness masquerading as institutions of government.
Our Party condoles with the families of those who lost their lives during the massacre and pray for the quick recovery of those wounded and are currently receiving medical care in various facilities.
We urge all members of our party and supporters to remain calm in this extremely challenging moment in our country as we are confident that God Almighty will lead our nation past this turbulent period.
Borono Bassey, ANIPR,
State Publicity Secretary
Peoples Democratic Party
Akwa Ibom State
October 21, 2020