By Sylvia Akpan
Ahead of the Saturday, February 26, 2022, Ogoja/Yala and Akpabuyo constituencies by-election, Association of Cross River Online Journalists (ACROJ) have dispatched correspondents to the field.
This was contained in a press release by the union, signed by Comrade Darlington Edem and Comrade Archibong Jeremiah, Chairman and Secretary respectively.
ACROJ commended INEC “for the level of preparation so far, we however want to call on them to tighten every loose end moving forward into the election proper,” it reads in part.
The group went on to call on security agencies in the State to form strong collaboration to fish out hoodlums who have been recruited by politicians to disrupt the by-elections.
According to ACROJ, “Information at our disposal has it that some politicians in the State have already recruited some ex-militant leaders and their boys to frustrate the electoral process and rig the election in favor of their political party. Prominent among them is a former lawmaker who served at the upper House of the National Assembly. This person is working closely with some politicians in the State whose identities are very much available to us.
“We call on security agents to be on red alert and ensure that Cross Riverians go out on Saturday to cast their votes for the candidates of their choice without any form of intimidation. Our votes must count, we must protect our democracy.”
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