Embarrassed by the massive defection of their State, Chapter and Ward officers to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) early this week, the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Musa Kimo drafted his men to lead the APC supporters protest against Governor Udom Emmanuel over the defection.
It was gathered that the youths who carried several placards with different inscriptions abusing the Governor had march to the Police Headquarters at Ikot Akpan Abia to pay solidarity visit to Mr. Kimo.
They were said to have commended the CP on the role he played in installing a former factional Speaker and the support his has given to the APC since assumption of office some weeks ago.
The youths in their hundreds later solicited the support of the Commissioner to lead them to government house house Uyo where they will not only block the gate preventing the Governor from going out but guests from entering the complex.
They informed the Commissioner that they needed his support and that of his men to protect them during the blockade so that they will be able to hold a press conference there too.
Our reporter gathered that the CP who appreciated the APC youths for their support pledged to do all in his capacity to ensure a change of government in the state.
He was said to have released a detachment of several trucks of policemen to join the protesting youths to take over the government house.
It was gathered that as they were marching out of the Police Headquarters, the Commissioner was said to have sent a message to his men that they should inform the protesters to cancel the idea as PDP youths were holding a rally in support of the governor at the Globe roundabout along Wellington Bassey Way to avoid any clash of interests.
Recalled that shortly on assumption of office, the Police commissioner aided some rustics dressed in fake military uniforms who are were hired by the 5 sacked members of the Akwa ibom state house of assembly to gain illegal access to the hallowed chambers of the Assembly. This illegal action led to a disruption of the activities of the assembly.
To further reinforce the APC agenda, the rustics dressed in fake military uniforms were released by the police without investigation and prosecution.
This is in line with federal might agenda of the APC to hijack the governance structure in the state with a view to taking over power through the back door. In a latest development, some. Members of the APC who were part of the 25,000 decampees that joined the PDP on December 10, where attacked on their way home. No arrests have been made as at the time of filing this reports.
The videos below show the police providing security cover for the crowd.