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Akpabio calls for greater A’Ibom, Nigeria

Posted: Apr 5, 2015 at 12:15 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Idongesit Ashameri Correspondent, Uyo

Akwa Ibom State governor, Godswill Akpabio, has been enjoined the citizens to find comfort in the shared commitment to unity and find strength in a common aspiration for a greater state and nation.

Akpabio, who gave this advice in a radio and television broadcast to mark this year’s Easter, said, “Let those who seek to divide us with politics be reminded that Christ said it was through loving one another that one can prove himself as being a true disciple.

The governor added: “Let the lessons of Easter, therefore, inspire us to make sacrifices for the unity and progress of our state and nation.

He maintained that the lesson of Easter was recently brought home to Nigerians by the statesmanlike action of President Goodluck Jonathan, when he conceded the Presidential election in the public interest, even before the announcement of the final result.

The governor noted that the true Akwa Ibom spirit of loyalty was tested in the presidential election and that the people acquitted themselves creditably.

While thanking Akwa Ibom people for electing their representatives to the Senate and the House of Representatives, he noted that the echoes of their principled stance that justice should be done to the people of Eket Senatorial District, who have not tasted the gubernatorial office in 27 years of the state’s existence, should ring louder in this season of love, justice and sacrifice.”

“Let us play politics of inclusion and not exclusion in order to give all parts of our dear state a sense of belonging in the Akwa Ibom project”.