BY TONY NYONG
UYO — DEPUTY gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Akwa Ibom State, Obong Nsima Ekere, has described the overwhelming victory of the party at polls in the state as a resounding rejection by the people of the politics of ethnicity, acrimony, blackmail and violence championed by opponents of Governor Godswill Akpabio.
Speaking on the results of the National Assembly elections won by the PDP, Ekere said the people had demonstrated clearly through their votes that they did not believe in the campaign of calumny against the governor’s character and person by the opposition.
He said that by voting massively for the PDP, the people had made a clear political statement and passed a vote of confidence on the governor in appreciation of the good work done by the PDP and its leader, Chief Akpabio, in the last four years.
He urged the people to be steadfast in their support for the PDP in the remaining elections and promised them greater development in all sectors of the state in the next four years.
He congratulated the elected National Assembly members from Akwa Ibom and urged them to champion the development of the state in their representation in Abuja.
He urged opposition parties to accept defeat in the spirit of democracy and join hands with the ruling party to develop the state.