Akwa Ibom State governor, Udom Emmanuel, yesterday, told his opponents that only God could stop him from being reelected in 2019 general elections.
The governor, who spoke at a town hall meeting with Akwa Ibom State indigenes in Abuja and 19 northern states, used the occasion to showcase his achievements since he came to power over three years ago.
The governor noted that he needed to reiterate the fact that power belongs to God, following insinuations by some people that the state would witness war during the 2019 elections.
He insisted that there was no need to unleash war in the state before, during and after the elections, as some people were insinuating since leadership and power belongs to “God and He gives it to who He desires.”
Udom said: “This is the first time in the history of our dear state that we are hearing how Warsaw will see war and war will see Warsaw. Satan shame unto you because all power belong to God.”
According to him, “God alone decides the leader He gives to the people He loves.”
He said his visit to indigenes of the state in the 19 northern states was the first time a sitting governor would hold such an interactive session with people in Abuja.
The governor said he loves the people of the state “and I’m showing my love through selfless service to the people.”
He said he has already told God to use him to develop the state in all ramifications.
Udom noted that what is obvious is that there is no place people would go in the state without seeing signs of development by his government.
The governor said the state was in the last lap of the development of a deep-sea port that would help to jump start economic activities in the state.
He noted that with airport of international standard and a deep-sea port, the state would be ready to fly.
He said that the state would commission one of the best plywood processing plants in the country in December.
Udom promised that given a second term, more than 80 per cent of the food consumed by the people would be produced in the state.
He also listed hospitals, schools, and road infrastructure as well as industrialisation of the state as part of his achievements.
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader in the state, Hon. Nduese Essien who also graced the gathering said that the governor was fully on ground after some initial set backs.
Essien said that the huge debts the governor had to settle and the cases instituted by those who lost to him in 2015 were part of the drawbacks Udom had to contend with.
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