Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State, Obong Nsima Ekere, has accused Governor Udom Emmanuel, of inflicting untold suffering on the people through sheer incompetence and thoughtless policies of his administration.
Speaking at a political rally in Ibesikpo-Asutan Local Governmnet Area, a suburb of Uyo, Ekere called on the people to ask the state governor what he has done with so much that has come into the coffers of the state through federal allocations, debt refunds, reimbursements for federal projects executed by the last administration and internally generated revenues.
Ekere asked the people to reject the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration and vote for the APC in the forthcoming general election to allow for the implementation of his blueprint of collective prosperity for all in the state.
“I have come here with a message that a vote for me is a vote to banish poverty, hunger, insecurity, theft of local government funds, lawlessness and joblessness of our youths among other anti-people policies of the Emmanuel administration.
“Akwa Ibom has no reason to be poor .The state receives the highest allocation from the federation account, yet there is nothing to show for it under this administration. Ask Governor Emmanuel what he has been doing with your money. Ask him what he has been doing with council funds; ask him why there is so much poverty in the land,” Ekere said.
Managing Director of the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority, Umana Okon Umana, who also addressed the rally, said the coming governorship election in the state would be a referendum on Governor Emmanuel’s performance. Umana decried Emmanuel’s resort to ethnic sentiment, telling the people to reject the governor at the polls “because by his uncommon lack of capacity, he has brought shame to his ethnic group.”
Also, James Udoedeghe advised the people to beware of lies peddled by the PDP against the state’s APC governorship candidate, Ekere, describing him as a good and humble man.