- The Ati Annang Foundation has declared support for Governor Udom Emmanuel ahead of the 2019 general elections
- The association also commended the statesman attributes of the governor in handling Akwa Ibom state's affairs
- The group urged all Akwa Ibom citizens to be united irrespective of tribal differences ahead of the elections
The people of Annang nation across the world, have pledged support and loyalty to the leadership of Governor Udom Emmanuel, scoring him high on his industrialisation efforts in the state.
The Annang people who made their stance known under the aegis of Ati Annang Foundation during the 2019 Annual General Meeting held at the association’s secretariat at Ikot Ekpene on Saturday, January 5, also expressed admiration at the leadership mien of Governor Emmanuel.
In a release sent to Legit.ng and signed by the president of the foundation Rt. Hon. (Sir) Udo Kierian Akpan, and the secretary-general Dr. Gloria W. Inyang, the association commended the statesman attributes of the governor in handling the state's affairs.
Part of the statement read: “The Annang people are totally in support and loyal to the present government headed by HE Mr. Udom Emmanuel and shall always be loyal and supportive of any government at any level in Nigeria.
“Further, the foundation expresses her deep gratitude for the continuous support of the governor to the foundation especially towards the completion of the foundation secretariat. This gesture is not taken for granted.
“The foundation notes with satisfaction, the industrialization and developmental strides of Governor Udom Emmanuel but requests for an even spread of the industries across the three senatorial districts and indeed to the eight local government areas of Annang land taking into cognizance the huge existence of natural and human resources within the locality.
“It particularly requests the governor to ensure the fulfillment of his promise to complete the dualisation of Uyo-Ikot Ekpene road, the phase 3 of Abak-Ikot Okoro, Ikot Ibritam-Ikot Ekara road, other projects promised in Annang nation which are under construction and the Four Point by Sheraton Hotel in Ikot Ekpene.”
The group also urged all Akwa Ibom citizens to be united irrespective of tribal differences ahead of the general elections.
Meanwhile, Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to translate the massive turnout of people at campaign rallies to actual votes at the February 16 and March 2, 2019 general elections.
The governor made the call on Thursday, January 10, at the campaign rallies held at Ughelli North, Isoko South and Isoko North local government areas of Delta state.
Happy that Deltans could turn out in their large numbers at the campaign venues, the governor thanked the people for their support and collaborative efforts with his administration, stating that more prosperity will get to Deltans in four years time.
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