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The show of support to the administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel and plea made by various sections of the state for him to return for a second term in office come 2019 has been traced to his development programmes and accountability for the welfare of the people.

This was the position of the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor, Directorate of Marketing and Brand Management, Mr. Sam Edoho, while speaking to pressmen on Monday, November 27, at Ibom hall, venue of the thanksgiving service/ Declaration of support, organized by women across the state to endorse the governor for a second term in office.

According to the Governor’s aide, Governor Emmanuel’s developmental programmes and its impact on the lives of Akwa Ibom people is responsible for the numerous endorsements in recent times.

Mr. Edoho who is the pilot of the ‘Dakkada’ philosophy, a brainchild of Governor Udom Emmanuel opined that the people of the state are desirous of the Governor to complete the good works he has started, especially in the economic sector as evident in the rapid industrialization of the state.

In his words, “yes, it is very exhilarating to see this number of women trooping in to this arena to show their support to the Governor.
We cannot attribute this to any other factor than the fact that the lives of Akwa Ibom people have been positively impacted by the developmental programmes of His Excellency the Governor.

Perhaps some of these women, their children or relations must have been employed either by the syringe company, metering solutions company, toothpick factory, Akwa Prime Hatchery and Poultry or any of the corporations that was not there before this Governor came on board.

These are women who have benefitted from the lofty investments of this administration, ranging from distribution of improved seedlings of various cash and food crops to farmers, to the issuance of grants and interest free loans to the tune of over 2 billion naira to traders.

So they are simply trying to reward the governor for his hard work, because as you know, the reward for hard work is more work”.

Mr. Edoho further asserted that more endorsements await the Governor in the days ahead due to what he described as ‘superior performance’ of the governor and the need to build on the foundation of industrialization he has laid for the state.

“Remember that before this administration, no one ever talked about industrialization in this state, but within two years on the saddle Akwa Ibom has become major producer of very vital products. It is just natural for people to demand that he stays on to do more in that direction. We should expect more endorsements and clamor for him to contest in 2019” he concluded.

It could be recalled that penultimate week, over ten thousand youths from Eket Senatorial Districts endorsed the governor as their gubernatorial candidate come 2019, while religious leaders across the state under the auspices of ‘fathers of faith’ did same last Friday, November 24, 2017.

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