Nigerian President and presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) Goodluck Jonathan waves to supporters during a rally in Maiduguri on January 24, 2015. Boko Haram fighters have killed 15 villagers near Maiduguri, the epicen ~ TUNJI OMIRIN
Uyo - The 22 aggrieved governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party in Akwa Ibom State have endorsed Senator Helen Esuene as the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in the state, reports Punch
The decision to adopt Esuene, who is presently the senator representing Eket District at the National Assembly, was based on equity and justice.Also read: 22 Akwa Ibom PDP governorship aspirants dump party
At a press conference in Eket on Tuesday, Esuene said Akwa Ibom-South senatorial district has produced the deputy governor for a total of 10 years while Akwa Ibom North-West senatorial district produced a deputy governor for eight years.
She noted that under the present arrangement, the governorship position has to be zoned to the Akwa Ibom-South senatorial district to give people of the zone a sense of belonging and to enhanced peaceful co-existence..
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