Akwa Ibom State Government, yesterday, said that the statement by All Progressives Congress, APC, on Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare his assets, was an admission of its acceptance that the governor was rightly voted into office by majority of the people of the state.
Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Ekerete Udoh, in a statement in Uyo, said “Let me on behalf of the five million people of Akwa Ibom State thank the APC for finally agreeing that elections did take place in Akwa Ibom State on April 11, and that Mr Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP was massively and overwhelmingly voted into office as the governor of our dear state. With this acknowledgement, I hope the APC can now join hands to build our state and support the programmes of the Emmanuel administration.
“Shortly after Governor Emmanuel was sworn-in, he hit the ground running and to show a total dedication to his main campaign promise of rapid industrialization, he has already set up a technical committee for the realization of the Ibom Deep Seaport, made up of thorough-bred professionals, with the deadline for the completion put at 2018.
“APC should be worried over the deplorable conditions of the citizens in states the party controls such as Osun, where workers have been owed salaries for months and the condition of living is dire, instead of manufacturing lies in an otherwise peaceful and tranquil state like Akwa Ibom State, where Governor Emmanuel stays awake late into the night working on areas to surpass superior performance, and bring home the beacon,” the state added.