The governor candidate of All Progressive Congress in Akwa Ibom state has denied the story going round of stepping down.
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Our attention has been drawn to a petty drivel by agents of the People’s Democratic Party and its governorship candidate, Deacon Udom Emmanuel, currently making the rounds in the social media that suggests that the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the March 9, 2019, Obong Nsima Ekere, has withdrawn from the governorship race.
The write up, which does not qualify as a news story and also does not qualify as a press statement, is said to have been signed by Hon Eseme Eyiboh, the Spokesman of the APC Campaign Council, is nothing more than the usual badly cooked up mendacious stories, which unfortunately has become the hallmark of the Udom administration and his party the PDP in the state.
To begin with, the statement designated the APC Spokesman as the “Director of media and communication (Official Spokeman (sic)) Akwa Ibom APC Campaign Directorate, Mandate Campaign Office, Uyo.” The amateur writer gave out his identity by referring to APC Campaign office as “Mandate Campaign office”, which is the campaign platform of Udom Emmanuel. The write up is emblematic of the caliber of men that Gov. Emmanuel has been employing to carry on with the governance of the state; a mediocre government, populated by mediocre officials, which has led to the miserable and unfortunate performance Akwa Ibom people have witness in his close to four years Administration.
For the avoidance of doubt, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Obong Nsima Ekere has not withdrawn from the governorship race. He has no reason to do so. The propaganda is coming out of a fear-stricken side, which already reckons with the certainty of the defeat staring them in the face. Obong Nsima Ekere has continued to enjoy the overwhelming support and endorsement of the generality of the people of the state. Our people see Obong Ekere as the answer to the inept, focus-less and incompetent administration of Gov. Emmanuel. This is the fear that is driving them to such ridiculous and senseless propaganda.
We urge all APC members and our teeming supporters to ignore such propaganda and focus on their resolve to elect Obong Nsima Ekere as the next governor of Akwa Ibom State. Our people must rise to reject the shenanigans between the PDP and INEC aimed at denying our people the right to vote and allow their votes to count. We appeal to all APC supporters to remain vigilant and ensure that they come out to vote for Obong Nsima Ekere and ensure that they resist the electoral malfeasance the PDP and their collaborators perpetrated during the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Truly Akwa Ibom deserves the best; truly Akwa Ibom deserves Obong Nsima Ekere as governor.
Hon Eseme Eyiboh
Chairman Information and Strategic Communication Committee and Spokesman of Akwa Ibom State APC Campaign Council