Posted by News Express | 20 December 2015 | 3,284 times
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanual, has called on the people to be resolute in their support to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as well as his candidature, which he said represents the divine mandate given to him during the April 11, 2015 gubernatorial election.
The Governor made the call Saturday at Ibom International Airport where he was received by a mammoth crowd of supporters who were at the airport in solidarity with the Governor over the nullification of his election by the Court of Appeal, Abuja.
Governor Emmanual, who expressed confidence in the judiciary, said he would test the verdict and seek its legal interpretation at the Supreme Court.
He advised the people not to waiver in their support but to hold onto the mandate which they freely gave him at the polls, assuring that Akwa Ibom State would not be subjected to political merchandise.
The State Governor stated that the verdict would not distract him from pursuing his goal of industralising the state and used the occasion to announce the ground-breaking for an electricity meter manufacturing plant in the state.
The state Chairman of PDP, Obong Paul Ekpo, who spoke earlier, said that the party has become a force to reckon with and that its track record of performance has attracted every Akwa Ibom person to the party.
Obong Ekpo commended Governor Emmanual for his resilience and determination to sustain the industrialisation programme of his administration and advised the people to be vigilant and safeguard the mandate.
Governor Emmanual later attended the December 2015 edition of the Government House Prayer Meeting at the Latter House Chapel, Governor’s Lodge, Uyo, where he stressed that his focus for the provision of sustainable development through viable industrialisation programme would not be deterred by the antics of the opposition.
He explained that the transformation of economic assets of the state for wealth creation is premised on the need to make every Akwa Ibom person earn a living rather than beg for it.
The State Chief Executive said that investors are making inroads to invest in the state and that the era of the proverbial manna has given way for the tilling of the land for a prosperous future.
Governor Emmanual, therefore, challenged the youths to rise and protect their destiny and end their years of servitude by becoming partners in the development of the commonwealth of the state which political jobbers and merchants are seeking to upturn.
•Photo shows Governor Udom Emmanuel.
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