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2015: Akpabio to Contest Senatorial Election

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Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State has announced he will contest for the senatorial seat in 2015 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Akpabio, who stated this on Wednesday at Ukana in Essien Udim Local Government Area when the youths of the senatorial district presented him with the PDP senatorial nomination form for the forthcoming PDP primaries at a reception organised by Esop Mbong Ikpaisong Afud Annang, said: “I have been under pressure by the people of Ikot Ekpene senatorial district to represent them as a senator in 2015. I want to say that I have accepted the call to serve my people.”

Akpabio commended Ikot Ekpene youths for their show of love and support to his administration, saying that “Akwa Ibom State is a peaceful place because youths have shunned criminality. Youths have supported government efforts in the State and this is why we are able to build a state of equal opportunity for all the youths.”

The representative of the youths, Chief Moses Akpan, while presenting the nomination to the to the governor commended him for giving the state a voice at the national level.

Akpan said: “The governor still has capacity to do more for the senatorial district, the state and Nigeria. This is why we have decided to send him to represent us at the Senate in 2015. We are sure that he will give us effective representation and make our state proud.”

Earlier, the President of Esop Mbong Ikpaisong Afud Annang, Chief James Obosi, had thanked Akpabio, who hails from the tribe for giving his effective leadership and uncommon transformation to Akwa Ibom State.

Obosi said Esop Mbong Ikpaisong Afud Annang had earlier met and passed a resolution, urging Akpabio to vie for Senate in 2015 in Ikot Ekpene senatorial district.

Article Credit: Thisdaylive

Updated 4 Years ago

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