Governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom state, Senator Akpan Uduedehe has said that he will support who ever emerged winner of a free and fair governorship primary in the state and would work for the interest of the party.
He also assured the party that as a firm believer in the principles of the party and President Muhammadu Buhari, he will not stop supporting the programmes of the party, stressing that the party in Akwa Ibom state will use the direct primary option for its primary.
The aspirant who spoke after collecting his nomination and expression of interest form from the National Organising Secretary, Emma Ibediro said the interest of the party was very paramount, pointing out that he was a firm believer in the principle of fairness and equity.
He also expressed the confidence APC to form the next government in the state in 2019, stressing that with the right candidate and right approaches, the APC has what it takes to defeat an incumbent governor.
He said “the primary has to be free, fair and credible. If you defeat me in a free and fair primary, I will work for you and the party, but if you win in a primary that is not free and fair, you are on your own.
“I did it in 2011 and my friend who has joined us now is aware of that even though they locked down the process. Now, with a President who has not only promised, but is interested in a credible election, you can be rest assured that victory is assured and the incumbent who has collected billions from the federations account and has nothing to show for it will be defeated.
“Akwa Ibom is a rich state, but the people are still poor. We are blessed with abundant water, yet the people still drink from the well. The state has not been able to achieve one of the items on the Millennium Development Goals which is water and sanitation.
“That is one of the things we are bringing to the table and by the grace of God, we will return Akwa Ibom to the people. We have done it before and we will do it again”
National Organising Secretary who presented him with the nomination form assured that the party will ensure a level playing ground for all aspirants as the party intends to present formidable candidates to the people for the various elective offices.
Ibediro commended him for keeping faith with the APC and for seeking to contest the election on the platform of the party.
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