The 2015 Governorship ambition of the immediate past secretary to the Akwa Ibom State Government , Mr Udom Emmanuel has continued to attract support from more socio- political groups and individuals.
The Latest is the people of Oruk Anam Local Government who reaffirmed their support to the governorship aspirant during his consultation visit to the area.
The event turned out to be a carnival of sort as it attracted a huge crowd of youths, women and Elders, top government functionaries, State House of Assembly members and political Leaders from the 3 Senatorial districts.
It took place at the palace of late Obong Sampson Udoidiong at Obio Akpa in Oruk Anam. Speaker after speaker including pastor Nkereuwem Idiong poured encomium on Mr Emmanuel saying that with sterling antecedents of hard-work, prudence, honesty, excellence, humility, integrity and fear of God which Udom has demonstrated in the private and public sector, he would lead Akwa Ibom to an enviable height.
The people promised to close ranks and work as a team for the emergence of Mr Udom Emmanuel as governor of the state to consolidate on the achievements recorded by Governor Godswill Akpabio since 2007.
Describing the governorship hopeful as a proud inlaw of Annangland, the Oruk Anam people pointed out that with Udom on the saddle, more dividends of democracy would thrive in the state, and presented a symbolic staff of office to him and gave him blessings.
Responding, The PDP governorship Aspirant, Mr Udom Emmanuel said he was highly honoured with the show of solidarity on him by the people, noting that he was at Oruk Anam to accord them respect as an inlaw of the area.
He thanked the people for supporting the administration of Governor Akpabio and for taking the right direction and decision ahead of next year’s governorship election in the state. The Governorship Hopeful assured the people of good governance when he emerges as the governor in 2015.
The event was also witnessed by some prominent leaders in the State, past and present political Leaders including, Chief Otu Robert Akpan, Chief Peter Ekpe Atakpo, Elder Benjamin Udobia, Obong A. S Akpan (APEX), Rtd. DIG Udom Ekpoudom, Deputy Speaker state House of Assembly Elder Udo Kerian Akpan and other members, ALGON chairman, Obong Nse Ntuen and other chairmen among others.