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Emmanuel holds parley to celebrate unity, peace in Akwa Ibom


Governor Udom Emmanuel has said the state has every reason to thank God for the peace and unity it had enjoyed in recent years.

He made the observation during the 2020 Solemn Assembly that held in Uyo.

With the theme, ‘Divine Favour’, the governor stressed that for the first time in the state, there was no ethnic division, where one ethnic group could be seen as being superior to the other.

At the yearly event, whose sole aim was to rededicate the state to God at the beginning of every year, Emmanuel thanked God for the unity and peaceful co-existence among the people of the state.

He said: “We have reasons to thank God today for the unity of the state. For the first time ever in Akwa Ibom, there is nothing like Ibibio, Oron, Annang or Obolo. All of us are Akwa Ibom people, we thank God for the unity. We thank the elders, church leaders who have been preaching unity because all of us are one; we speak only one language, no matter where you come from, all of us understand one another’s dialect.

“We are one, we can never be seen to be divided. United we stand, divided we fall. So, every single youth we see on the road is youth of Akwa Ibom.”

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