Saturday, November 1, 2014 10:44 pm
Several people were injured when a fracas broke out between two factions of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Eastern Obolo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state during Saturday’s ward congress.
The Akwa Ibom Commissioner of Police, Mr Gabriel Ochong, who confirmed the clashes when he spoke to newsmen in Uyo, however said no one was killed.
Ochong said that if any of the victims had died, the police who took them to the hospital would have informed him.
“I don’t think there was any person that died. I was in Four Lane myself.
“The problem started when two factions from Eastern Obolo used wood to hit one another. The injured were bleeding and the police had to take them to hospital. If anything had happened to anyone of them, the police who took them to the hospital would have informed me.
“However, at the time I left my house for that place, I was even told that two people had been killed, only for me to get there and found out that the people who engaged themselves in brawl only sustained injury.
“No position is worth the life of any Nigerian, let the election be peaceful so that the will of people will prevail,” he said.
Governor Godswill Akpabio, however, expressed satisfaction at the turnout of people.
He said that the turnout was impressive as every aspirant would be given level playing ground to seek elective offices.