“Angry Obidients” did not Kill Prof Akpan for Not Allocatting Votes to Peter Obi – PR-Nigeria
By Idris Umar Feta
A PRNigeria fact-check has exposed the falsehood in a claim widely circulating online that supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Mr Peter Obi, killed Professor Felix Akpan of the Political Science Department, University of Calabar.
The claim which was shared with a photo of Professor Akpan with “RIP” inscribed in it, read: “UNICAL Professor of Political Science, Felix Akpan, who supervised the Presidential election that declared Tinubu as winner has been gruesomely killed by disgruntled Easterners.
He was found dead with multiple knife wounds in his apartment. For performing his civic duty and not biased, he was killed for not giving the win to Peter Obi. What type of a people do we merge with? If Obi had won, IPOB would have turned the nation into a waste.”
PRNigeria however revealed that the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said Professor Akpan did not work for them in the February 25 presidential election.
Other documented sources also revealed that the former Dean, Faculty of the Political Science at the University of Calabar, UNICAL, had suffered a stroke until he was killed by unknown gunmen in his residence behind Mega Hilton Hotel, Calabar.
According to the Public Relations Officer of UNICAL, Mr. Eyo Eyo, the former lecturer, was away from academic activities for about four years due to ill health, and there had been attempts to kill him on several occasions during the tenure of Prof. James Epoke, the former Vice Chancellor of UNICAL.
Facts gathered by PRNigeria show that Professor Akpan did not participate in election work in the just concluded polls and his death has no established links with “Obidients” even though he was killed by yet to be identified men in his residence.
“The claim that he was mercilessly killed by angry Obidients for failing to allot votes to Peter Obi is therefore false and MISLEADING” PR-Nigeria concluded.