Akwa Ibom Governorship Aspirant Reveals Plan Despite Udom's Announcement on Possible Successor

Akwa Ibom Governorship Aspirant Reveals Plan Despite Udom's Announcement on Possible Successor

  • A governorship aspirant in Akwa Ibom state has said that his ambition to become governor is still on course
  • Onofiok Luke said this while reacting to the declaration made by Governor Emmanuel Udom that he would prefer a commissioner in the state to succeed him
  • Luke said he is not worried about Udom's choice for his successor but only disappointed at the way he decided to make his decision known to the public

Following the announcement of Governor Emmanuel Udom's preferred successor for the number one seat in Akwa Ibom state, Onofiok Luke has said that his ambition to become the governor of the state still stands.

Luke, a serving lawmaker who represents Etinan Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives said he is unperturbed by Governor Udom's remark that he would prefer the state's commissioner for water resources to succeed him.

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Onofiok Luke
Luke said his ambition to run for governorship in Akwa Ibom is still on course Photo: Onofiok Luke
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Premium Times reports that the lawmaker said his aspiration to serve the people of Akwa Ibom state in the capacity of a governor is still on course.

It was also gathered that both Luke and the incumbent governor's preferred successor are from the same local government area - Nsit Ubium.

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Also noting that he is not against the governor's choice, Luke said he was disappointed at the manner with which the governor presented his preferred candidate.

Governor Emmanuel Udom announces preferred successor

The Punch had reported that the governor of Akwa Ibom state had announced that he would prefer the commissioner of water resources in the state to succeed him as governor.

Udom made the announcement on Sunday, January 30, PDP stakeholders’ meeting which took place at the Governor’s Lodge, in Uyo.

In his reaction to the governor's remarks, Eno said he was grateful to Governor Udom for finding him worthy of the task.

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We need you in 2023, Senate president Lawan begs PDP governor

Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan has said that the Senate needs leaders like Governor Udom Emmanuel in 2023.

The Senate president made this remark on Sunday, January 30, in Akwa Ibom where he commissioned some projects.

Lawan noted that Governor Emmanuel's delivery of the dividends of good governance in the state is impressive and laudable.

IGP inaugurates Police unit base built, donated by Akwa Ibom state government

A new Special Protection Unit Base 27 of the Nigeria Police Force has been inaugurated in Akwa Ibom state.

The brand new facility was built and donated to the police force by the Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom.

Governor Emmanuel also donated 15 more operational vehicles to support the police in the south-south state.

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Nnenna Ibeh Nnenna Ibeh is a journalist with over 10 years of experience with various media organisations including Premium Times. Being on the front burner of reporting politics and the different dimensions of governance, she is also passionate about girls' education and women's and children's health. With degrees in Journalism, Peace Studies & Conflict Res., and Dev. Studies, Nnenna has worked in the dev. sector as a communications officer for the Centre for Democracy and Dev. email: ibehnnenna@gmail.com

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