At about 11pm Saturday night, hundreds of hired people in buses besieged Nsima Ekere’s Ewet Housing Estate residence following failure to pay them for working, (praying) for him under the rains.
Some youths, under the aegis of the Christian Youth Leaders Assembly (CYLA), had gathered earlier in the day at the Uyo Township Stadium to endorse the MD of NDDC, Nsima Ekere, as the next Governor of Akwa Ibom State.
The event was marred by a torrential downpour that soaked the guests and participants at the event. Security officials barred the youths from using umbrellas to shield themselves from the rain.
Senior APC Chieftains said the umbrella is considered a symbol of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and as such cannot be used at an APC event.
In attendance at the event were Mrs Ekaette Unoma Godswill Akpabio, Atuekong Don Etiebet, Senator Ita Enang, Mr Otu Ita Toyo, Obong Sunny Jackson, Mr Ini Okopido among others.
The rain-drenched youths are gathered at the Ewet Housing residence of Mr Ekere to demand their payments, especially after such a rain-soaked outing.
As at 10.45pm, adjourning streets to the MD’s house were blocked to divert traffic from the scene created by the desperate supporters who were waiting to be de-mobilized.