The latest victim of the violence that erupted during the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election yesterday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, has been identified as Engr. Emmanuel Asuquo, the younger brother an APC Chairman who leads the Etim Ekpo Team in Uyo.
Emmanuel Asuquo was allegedly shot dead when Etim Ekpo governorship primary election materials were released at the APC State Secretariat complex, Ikot Ekpene Road, Uyo.
Meanwhile, another victim, identified as Ukeme Efanga, was said to have been shot dead by a fellow party member in Ifiayong, Uruan Local Government Area, during a disagreement over the distribution of election materials in the area.
The victim’s corpse was brought all the way from Uruan to Uyo, where it was dumped at the premises of the state secretariat of the APC, along Ikot Ekpene Road.
Some areas in the state capital, Uyo, were reported to have been taken over by the thugs, who many suspect are working for one of the governorship aspirants of the party.