Election: Federal might will fail in Akwa Ibom – South-South governors
State governors from the South-South geopolitical zone have assured their colleague from Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel, of their total support.
They said federal might would fail during the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
The governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party assured Emmanuel of their support in his re-election bid.
Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, who is also the Chairman of the South-South Governors’ Forum, gave the assurance at the inauguration of Emmanuel’s campaign in Uyo on Wednesday.
A statement by his Special Adviser on Media Relations, Mr Fidelis Soriwei, quoted the governor as having said that all the governors would have been present in Uyo for the crucial event but for the fact that some of them were also involved in campaigns in their respective states.
He said the South-South governors were all backing Emmanuel’s re-election bid because of his record of performance as a good product from the PDP.
The governor advised the people of Akwa Ibom State to be resolute in the bid to ensure continuity and consolidation of productive governance in the state through Emmanuel’s re-election.
He stressed that as a governor, who battled and overcame federal might in his re-election bid in Bayelsa in 2015, he was aware that second term elections were fraught with betrayals which shouldn’t discourage the people.
The governor said those who relied on federal might as their strongest credential to win election would fail in Akwa Ibom.
He said, “On behalf of the people of Bayelsa, and the South-South Governors’ Forum, I bring greetings and warm felicitations.
“All of us decided that we were going to be here to show gratitude to Akwa Ibom people for supporting a good man.
“A number of the governors are campaigning in their respective states, that is why I am here to represent them and convey their gratitude to Akwa Ibom.”