Today being Friday, 18th November 2016 was penciled down by the University Administration as the date for the election of a new Students' Union Government.
Accreditation and voting in both campuses went on smoothly for about over 2 hours until a Mercedes Benz car and a Jeep drove into the school parking in front of the accreditation and voting centre of the Main campus located at Ikot Akpaden in Mkpat Enin LGA. Within spilt seconds a fight erupted owing to the occupants of the cars who wanted to forcefully enter the voting venue without the observance of due process abdy rumors have it that the 'hoodlums' are said to be students of University of Uyo.
Not too long after the fight got so fierce making the students run halter skelter for safety when it suddenly involved the use of weapons like machete and rumors have it that a gun was briefly brought out at the heat of the chaos.
When a little calm was restored, some students still insisted that the voting exercise must continue. And the FEMALE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION did also protest in favor of the continuity of electioneering process.
Shortly after, the Dean of Student Affairs swung into action by involving the security operatives (SARS) and cancellation of the elections and all students were however asked to vacate the university premises for security reasons. The university is now in peace as the situation has been arrested but students as at 6:00pm this evening are still not allowed to enter the university.