APC Stages Violent Protest In Akwa Ibom Over Election Results (Photos)

Members of the All Progressives Congress have staged a violent protest in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital as defeat looms for the party in the just concluded governorship and state house elections which held on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

The protest began at about 10 am on Sunday, April 11, 2014 and later went into a full blown riot with heavy gunshots being heard around the Uyo metropolis.

An eyewitness who spoke with The Trent confirming the incident said: “There is a riot going on in Uyo with gunshots everywhere.

“We were in church service when we began to hear the gunshots. As the gunshots became heavier and more intense, the pastor had to dismiss the service and everyone rushed home to safety.”

The APC members are protesting their loss at the polls even though the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is yet to announce official results for the governorship elections.

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Udom Gabriel Emmanuel is projected to beat the APC candidate, Umana Okon Umana in the keenly contested polls.

Another eyewitness who spoke with The Trent said that men from the Police force have taken control of the situation.

Here are photos from the protest below:

Post election protest in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Sunday, April 11, 2015 (Photo Credit; Courage Mbon)
Post election protest in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Sunday, April 11, 2015 (Photo Credit; Courage Mbon)
Post election protest in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Sunday, April 11, 2015 (Photo Credit; Courage Mbon)
Post election protest in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Sunday, April 11, 2015 (Photo Credit; Courage Mbon)
Post election protest in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Sunday, April 11, 2015 (Photo Credit; Courage Mbon)
Post election protest in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Sunday, April 11, 2015 (Photo Credit; Courage Mbon)

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