As the preparation for the coming general election gradually advances beyond governorship primaries, the All Progressive Congress’ Senatorial Candidate for Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District, Obongemem Ekperikpe Ekpo has described the emergence of Obong Akanimo Udofia as APC governorship candidate as divine and best option for Akwa Ibom State.
Ekpo, a former Member of the House of Representatives who stated this at the weekend in Uyo during a chat with Journalists, noted that Udofia’s pedigree in enterprise, his profound managerial skills and utmost humility stands him out from the rest.
He further highlighted that there is also the divine angle to his success as God plays a greater role in lifting people to the position of leadership.
Ekpo, a one time Chairman of IKA Council Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, passionately appealed to other aspirants who couldn’t make it at the last primaries to embrace and support Akan Udofia in the spirit of sportsmanship.
According to him ”APC must unite by putting aside every divisive tendency and support our governorship candidate to excel in the general election for the sake of the progress and prosperity of our dear state. We have worked hard to get to this level with the emergence of dependable leaders at all levels. We must get the ultimate victory at the General elections if we close ranks now and work like one united family”.
He assured the victorious APC Guber candidate of massive support and solidarity throughout the campaign to the general election and appealed to the people of Akwa Ibom State to throw their full weight behind the candidature of Obong Akan Udofia.
In his words, ”Akwa Ibom people have seen the man, Akan Udofia through his massive success in the corporate world and will replicate same in our dear state. He has employed many and clearly shows that he is good at managing human and material resources. I strongly believe that with him on the saddle as our next governor, Akwa Ibom is in safe hands”.
Ekpo said that the present crop of party officials under the chairmanship of Obong Steve Ntukuekpo and ably led in the state by His Excellency, Senator (Dr) Godswill Akpabio are very hard working and determined to ensure that APC clears every elective position in 2023 elections and appealed to Akwa Ibom people to wholeheartedly vote massively for the party to enhance their fortunes and welfare.
Ekpo, who is also the Director-General of Akwa Ibom Democratic Forum (ADF) used the occasion to make a passionate appeal to delegates for the forthcoming APC National Convention to vote massively for Senator Godswill Akpabio to usher in a united, prosperous and greater Nigeria.