By Nsan Ndoma-Neji, Calabar

The gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Cross River State, Senator Prof Sandy Ojang Onor, on Saturday charged supporters of the party not to be deterred by the ruling All Progressives’ Congress, APC, intimidation, but to be vigilant and monitor the results of votes cast.

The PDP candidate dropped the charge while answering questions from media men at Nsofang Community, Etung Local Government Area of Cross River State, shortly after casting his vote.

Onor condemned the purported attack and setting ablaze seven PDP vehicles along Okurikang area in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State on Friday evening by unknown gunmen.

Onor said, “We have some concern, for instance, adhoc staff that INEC put together clearly shows they are on the APC side.

“But it does not foretell the will of the people. We believe that with the proper monitoring, we ‘ll be able to check their excesses.

“All the messages from the governor, and government, up till this point indicate that they want to just rig and apply violent where possible to facilitate rigging. Stand up and we will win.”

Giving an insight to the burnt vehicles, Onor, who is the incubent senator representing Cross River Central senatorial district at the Senate stated that the vehicles were attacked by hoodlums while conveying people to their village in Odukpani council area of the state.

He added, “On Friday as the vehicles were moving people home for voting today, just like our constituents asked us to provide vehicles for them to move people to their locations today.

“Suddenly the vehicles were ambushed and burnt, the people beaten, truamatized and a woman shot.

“It goes to consolidate the point I made that knowing that they will lose this election, knowing the people are not with with them.

“APC strategy has waned out. Peoples power is strong enough. I trust God that evil plans will not come to pass.”


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