The Nigerian Army has withdrawn its personnel from the Akwa Ibom State Government House.
The commissioner for information, Charles Udoh, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday, said the Akwa Ibom government house was singled out for such in the entire Niger Delta region.
According to him, the directive which has already been enforced signals an all-time low in the history of the democracy in Nigeria.
Udoh, however, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to restore all security apparatus deserving of Governor Udom Emmanuel.
“It is inconceivable that Akwa Ibom Government House has been singled out in the Niger Delta region, as a focal point for such an ill-advised action at a crucial time like this.
“The Government and people of Akwa Ibom State therefore implore the President and commander in Chief of the Nigerian Armed forces to restore all security apparatus deserving of a sitting Governor to the Akwa Ibom State Government House
“All eligible voters are enjoined to go to their respective polling units to cast their votes in an orderly manner without fear of intimidation,” he added.
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