The governor of Akwa Ibom, an oil-rich state in Nigeria, Udom Emmanuel on Tuesday said the state is under siege over recent political crisis going on in the state, calling for the redeployment of the state police chief.

Emmanuel told reporters in Uyo, the capital city in the state, that the police led by the Commissioner of Police (CP) Musa Kimo is threatening the peace of the state by aiding the five sacked lawmakers to take over the State House of Assembly.

He said democracy in the state is being threatened, and called on the police chief to be removed from the state.

The governor told reporters that the security problems initiated by the sacked lawmakers was designed to prevent elections from holding in the state.

He warned that if elections were not held in the state as scheduled, then elections would not hold on a later date.

According to him, the government had received intelligence report of a plan of the sacked lawmakers to take over the house of assembly and the plans were supervised by the police. Enditem

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