Okwe Obi, Abuja
As next month governorship election, especially in Akwa Ibom State, gathers momentum, indigenes residing in 19 northern states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, yesterday, endorsed Dr Nsima Ekere, the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
President, Akwa Ibom State indigenes, Abuja Chapter, Tommy Etim Okon, while addressing them, noted that the endorsement was borne out of the belief that with his experience as a former deputy governor and managing director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Ekere stands in good stead to transform the State. Okon, who handed over a Bible as a guide for him to study and lead, urged him not to disappoint the confidence and trust given freely by the people.
On his part, Ekere, who was accompanied by the Senior Special Assistant to the President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matter, Senator Ita Enang, a former governor, Senator Godswill Akpabio, and other bigwigs, promised not to undermine the endorsement.
He assured that his government will increase bursary from N5,000 to N25, 000, adding that he would reform the educational and health sectors.