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My Relationship With Akpabio Intact – Emmanuel

Posted: Sep 14, 2015 at 12:42 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Augustine Adah LAGOS

Akwa Ibom State governor, Udom Emmanuel has stated that all propaganda against his government would not succeed. Emmanuel made the statement on Sunday during a Thanksgiving Service organised by Akwa Ibom indigenes resident in Lagos at United Evangelical Church, Surulere.

Emmanuel explained that all the reports about the relationship between him and his predecessor Godswill Akpabio were untrue and was intended to set him against his former boss who has contributed to the development of the state.

Few weeks ago, it was reported by an on line medium that the romance between Emmanuel and Akpabio has hit the rock. That was after the one by another medium which said that the former governor is controlling his administration. 

The governor stated if it is true that the relationship has hit the rock as reported, they should allow them to settle their misunderstandings.

While recognizing the contribution of the former governor to his victory at the poll, there was no agreement between him and the former governor on how the state would be governed.

“There was never agreement between the former governor and myself on how the administration of the state should be carried out”, he said.  “He described Akpabio as a man of impeccable character who has made a lot of sacrifice for the development of the state. He saw the vision; he stayed by the vision, made sacrifices for the vision and made it a reality.”

He urged Akwa Ibom indigenes to be steadfast in the support for his administration because he is committed to the development of the state.  “I am not deterred by the negative reports that were posted on social media about my administration because every decision we make would be to the interest of Akwa Ibom State.”

The governor lamented that since she resigned as the Secretary to Akwa Ibom State Government throughout the period of campaigns, there were a lot of propagandas against him. 

The governor promised to resuscitate all ailing industries in the state in order to boost the economic growth of the state.  “For the industrial growth of Akwa Ibom State, we would resuscitate most of the ailing industries in the state.”

The governor revealed that several people have been sending text messages to him on the deplorable condition of their roads, but promised that work would start on many of such roads as soon as rainy season is over. He reiterated the determination of the present administration to do a good job on the roads in the state.