Joe Effiong, Uyo
The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, has admitted being attacked in his homeland of Ididep ward two by voters.
Although normalcy was later restored at the polling unit, Enang blamed the incident on the decline in electoral standard in the country.
Enang said an election as serious as presidential election would have paraded more security personnel than it did.
“Elections have never fallen in standard as much as it has this time and the blame comes to us the practitioners, not the umpire,” he said.
He regretted that one person was badly wounded and rushed to the hospital during the incident.
An eye witness told Sunday Sun that trouble started when members of the PDP in the area were allegedly denied access to the polling unit, which is located close to Enang’s residence.
“The APC initially brought some thugs to hijack materials but we resisted them. Thereafter, they decided to prevent PDP members from entering the polling unit which is just around Ita Enang’s house, so the people had to resist him to enable them exercise their civic responsibility,” an eye witness said.