- APC governorship aspirant, Obong Nsima Ekere, promises to run a populist government centered on providing critical infrastructure and empowering the people of Akwa Ibom state
- Senator, former deputy governor, retired DIG defect to APC in Akwa Ibom
An All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Akwa Ibom state, Obong Nsima Ekere, has pledged to run for only a single term if he wins the gubernatorial contest in the state in 2019.
Ekere, who serves as the managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), made the pledge at a solidarity rally organised by members of the party in Akwa Ibom south senatorial district in Eket, Vanguard reports.
He promised to run a populist government centered on providing critical infrastructure and empowering the people of the state.
He said: “I will run on one condition and the one and only condition is that you must agree because I want to run for only one term. The other party agreed to run for eight years and they are running on sentiment, because they don’t have anything to offer.”
Meanwhile, Senator Eme Ekaette, representing Akwa Ibom south senatorial zone and former state deputy governor, Valerie Ebe, on Tuesday, September 11, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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The News Agency of Nigeria reports that others who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC are retired deputy inspector general of police, Udom Ekpoudom, and former chairman of Eka local government, Francis Ikpon.
The state chairman of APC, Ini Okpobodi, received the defectors at a solidarity district rally and reception held for Obong Nsima Ekere at Eket. Okpobodi said at the occasion that the PDP had virtually collapsed in the state.
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