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A’IBOM Governor Joins Fight Against Corruption

Posted: May 29, 2015 at 1:16 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

•As Ikpeazu Extends Hand Of Fellowship

By Samuel Ita/Idongesit Ashameri, Uyo and Ben Duru, Umuahia

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel says the tenets of his administration will among other things include accountability and transparency by fighting corruption in all facets of his administration.

This he said this will assist in ensuring the industrialization and the state and sustainability of the uncommon transformation policy of outgoing administration of Governor Godswill Akpabio.

In inuagural speech at Ibom International Stadium shortly after his swearing in as governor on Friday, Emmanuel said he intends to promote trade, commerce and tourism between Akwa Ibom and the rest of Nigeria and indeed the world at large.

To foster, develop and maintain expected sustainable transformation therefore, he disclosed plan to operate on a good working relationship with both the Legislative and the Judiciary arms of government, as well as ensuring an effective local government administration for grassroots development, mobilization and empowerment.

While commending those who stood by him and demonstrated unwavering confidence steadfastness, loyalty, trust and faith during his electioneering campaigns and elections, he however extended a hand of fellowship to former political opponents.

“To my former political opponents, I urge them and their supporters to let partisan feelings yield to patriotism. We hold out our hands to them, it is a planting season in the Akwa Ibom family and they are invited to come and plant with us,” he said.

In Abia State the newly inaugurated governor of Abia State, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu has vowed within the first 100 days of his administration to provide tangible democracy dividends that would place the area on the map of world growing economy.

Speaking shortly after his inauguration and that of his deputy who was the immediate past Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, Chief Ude Oko Chukwu at the ultra modern International Conference Centre, and a church service at the Umuahia Township Stadium all in Umuahia, Ikpeazu maintained that the state would not remain the same saying that  the state would attain the highest height .


He explained that the activities of the day was not a victory for any political party but the celebration of democracy, adding that the time to build a sustainable base for the citizenry had provided itself, where all Abians can queue in and be counted.

“We extend the hand of fellowship to our brothers in other parties who contested with us in the election. We are all winners in this contest; we all desire to uplift the living standards of our people and for Abia State. Now is the time to set aside our differences and work together to deliver for the good of all the people of Abia State.”

He insisted that “this is a new dawn and a new era in Abia”, and that the time for the state to optimize all the avenues of revenue in order to grow the state, adding that all the sectors would receive equal attention.