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2019: Gov Emmanuel Declares For Second Term Today

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Akwa Ibom State governor, Udom Emmanuel, yesterday disclosed his intention to vie for a return to the Hilltop Mansion, Government House, Uyo, the state capital, in 2019. At a press conference held yesterday at the NUJ Press Centre, Information Drive, Uyo, the Director General (DG) of his Divine Mandate Organisation and former military governor, Idongesit Nkanga, said Udom’s second term quest was in line with justice, equity and fair play. The governor, Nkanga explained, would declare formally today (Friday, August 24), at the 30, 000 capacity Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, where PDP supporters and stakeholders are expected to show solidarity and endorsement.

According to the DG, who also led Udom’s first term campaign organisation, the governor’s track-records of effective performance in his 5-points pre-election agenda, would recommend him for re-election. He charged party faithful and the electorate to rally round the governor’s second term agitation, adding that it would be out of place for Udom’s second term to be truncated when former governors Obong Victor Attah (1999-2007), from Uyo Senatorial District and Godswill Akpabio (2007 to 2015), from Ikot Ekpene, had their two terms. The chairman of the Central Planning Committee (CPC), Hon. Onofiok Luke, who is also the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, said Udom would only realise his industrialisation agenda, when assisted to secure



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