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Ndifreke P. Akpan 

Governor Udom Emmanuel has expressed dismay at the news of violence, confusion and hostility reported in the opposition party’s gubernatorial primaries in Akwa Ibom State.

The Governor who stated this, shortly after being declared victorious in Sunday’s Governorship primaries of the party held at the Uyo Township Stadium, thanked the PDP delegates for their peaceable conduct throughout the exercise.

Apparently referring to the APC with reported cases of violent conducts and alleged loss of lives, he asserted that, “Well, stories are everywhere that by their fruits, you shall know them. The violent ones you shall know them, the confused ones you shall know them, the troublesome ones, you shall know them.”

He maintained that the development, peace and unity of Akwa Ibom are cardinal objectives of the Peoples Democratic Party’s sacred pact with the people of the State.

According to Governor Emmanuel, the position of PDP as a party that provides opportunities, empowerment schemes for women and youths and other dividends of democracy, makes it the only vehicle that is capable of meeting the yearnings of his people.

“With PDP, Akwa Ibom shall grow from strength to strength, with PDP, Akwa Ibom shall enjoy more peace and progress, because God is resident in this party. ”

“Let me thank all of you for this show of confidence, trust and let me reassure you, a job weldone means more job to be done. We will do a lot more in Akwa Ibom State.”

He recounted that in the history of the state, this is the first time, in the history of PDP or any other living party in Akwa Ibom State for the entire state to rise up and say, Go unopposed”

He assured that, “with this show of confidence and reinstatement of the fact that, the man holding your mantle of leadership now deserves your second term endorsement and not just 2nd term.”

He said the victory march shall lead them to victory at the general elections in 2019, adding that there will be disappointment for those who wish to steal the destiny and progress of the state.

Earlier the Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Akwa Ibom State Governorship Primary Electoral Committee, Mr Ayo Fayose had declared Governor Udom Emmanuel nominated during the Governorship Primaries in Akwa Ibom State.

Governor Emmanuel polled 3817 votes to emerge winner after 10 votes were voided.

The PDP primary had commenced with the orientation on delegates at the PDP state secretariat by the electoral returning officer, before the accreditation of delegates at Ibom Hall ground for onward movement to the stadium.

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