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Akwa Ibom 2023: APC party of liars, deciets - Akpabio

2015-02-07 09:40
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Governor Godswill Obot Akpabio has alerted the people of Oro nation to beware of a plot to deceive them by the opposition in the guise of promising them the governorship come 2023.

The Akwa Ibom governor gave the counsel during the Governorship campaign rally of the PDP at Mbo and Udung Uko Local Government Areas respectively. Governor Akpabio expressed shock that, the very forces from Uyo Senatorial District, who fought vehemently to resist zoning of the governorship to Eket Senatorial District, and sponsored propaganda to prevent power shift are now the ones promising to make an Oro man governor after he might have served for 8 years by 2023.

Chief Akpabio wondered if it is an abomination for those people who hail from a Senatorial District(Uyo) that has produced 3 governors since the creation of Akwa Ibom state to shelve their personal ambition and pave way for an Oro candidate to stand for the elections now for equity, fairness and social justice, harping that, this was the only way such persons will prove that they truly love Oro nation. Akpabio further wondered how persons who said they don't recognize zoning, will double speak and claim they will zone the governorship to Oro nation in the distant future and described the claim as a scam and deceit of the highest order. He therefore charged Oro people to avoid propaganda and keep faith with the PDP which has ceded the governorship to their Eket Senatorial district, and assured that as one of their own, the PDP candidate will accommodate, advance and protect their interest as they will have nothing to lose.

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Governor Akpabio while dismissing insinuations that Ibaka deep seaport has been relocated, also revealed that, after 26 meetings with Oro Think tank and leaders, they could not arrive at a consensus candidate among eight aspirants for the governorship to strengthen and streamline their negotiating power, and this led to the abortion of the hope for a candidate of Oro extraction. He however pledged and hoped that, in his lifetime, he would see a governor emerge from there.

Speaking at the rally, Deacon Udom Emmanuel, the Governorship standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP assured the people of Mbo and Udung Uko Local Government Areas that he remains the only governorship candidate who has the model for the proposed Ibaka deep seaport, dismissing as totally false, reports of the relocation of the seaport away from Ibaka by the opposition.

The governorship hopeful maintained that his experience in the corporate world gives him the advantage of connecting easily with potential investors in the marine sector of Mbo and Udung Uko.

Deacon Emmanuel disclosed that, he had already recommended that the industrial park donated by the NDDC should be located in Mbo, adding that, his passion for the industrial turn around of Mbo and Udung Uko, while still a private sector player, made him to direct one of his friends who was interested in building a tank-farm to locate it in Mbo.

Deacon Emmanuel also revealed that, his administration intends to, turn the tide by developing Akwa Ibom from hinterland, and affirmed that dualized road infrastructure connecting the coastal areas to other parts of the state will soon be a reality, and specifically cited, Eyo atai/ Udensi road, Eyo Abasi/Etebi road and the completion of the Etebi –Enwang road with the longest bridge in the State, if it is not completed within the life span of this administration. Pledging to build a cottage hospital in Udung Uko and transform the Usung/Eniong beaches in the area to standard beaches that can drive commerce and tourism, Udom promised to sustain the legacy of uncommon transformation in the area.

Prominent sons and daughters of both local Governments, all of who reiterated the total support of Mbo and Udung Uko people to the PDP candidates at all levels include, former member of the House of Representatives, Chief Esio Oquong Udo, the Chairman of Mbo Mr Victor Antai, the Udun uko Council boss

Princess Onofiok Kenim,

Mrs Glory Effiong, Woman Leader State PDP, Mrs Atim Edubio, Mr Wilson Onofiok, youth leader, former Council boss Chief Etim Edet, member State Executive Council and Commissioner for Education, Prof Atim Antai, Bishop Etim Ante as well as Chapter chairmen of the PDP and the candidates for the 2015 elections.

The rally was attended by jubilant and ecstatic crowd with lots of dancing, singing, traditional and cultural displays as youths and women in their numbers drummed support for the PDP.


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