A group, Cross River Democratic Watch (CRDW) has raised the alarm over contended plot to clampdown on the opposition in the State ahead of the February 25 National Assembly elections.
The group likened the contended move to the sad experience in the last House of Representatives by-election for Ogoja/Yala federal constituency on February 26, 2022.
Expressing concern at the repetition of same scenario in 2023 elections, the coordinator and secretary of the group, Messers Emmanuel Agbor Agbor and Austine Ushie discretely, said the plot was beforehand in top gear.
Agbor and Ushie in a statement on Friday in Abuja exposed that a Chief Superintendent of Police, Mr. Musa B. Mohammed, has been stationed from Nasarawa State Police Command to take charge of the compromised Special Forces.
They said We also call on the authorities to redeploy the Deputy Commissioner, Operations. Francis Idu, to guarantee a peaceful election in Cross River State. Our People are ready to die, for their rights.
We shall withstand any attempt to compromise the senatorial election in any form using unauthourised security presence, the statement concluded.