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PDP delegates dare Udom, endorse Onofiok Luke for governor

By Ayoyinka Jegede, Uyo
25 February 2022   |   2:50 am
Statutory delegates, comprising select ward and chapter officers, former elected officers of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State have dared the state government

[FILE PHOTO] Onofiok Luke

Statutory delegates, comprising select ward and chapter officers, former elected officers of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State have dared the state government by endorsing the former speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr. Onofiok Luke, for the governorship in 2023, against the governor’s anointed candidate

Coming on the platform of Great Supporters of Onofiok Luke, the party men and women, numbering more than 250, said they had resolved to support Luke.

Speaking for the group, Mr. Abraham Joshua Udoekong, said they had seen in Luke, the capacity, character, love for the people, ideas and passion to drive economic and social development of the state and decided to endorse him for the general good of Akwa Ibom people.

Udoekong said: “We are taking this bold step for the general good of our state. We started mobilising ourselves for Luke’s governorship project in 2020; today we have mobilised delegates to come here and endorse him. We believe in him, we will vote for him.”

He said they were not perturbed by recent political happenings in the state, insisting that their resolution to support Luke at the party primary was absolute.

Addressing the group, the Director of Operations, Amazing Grace Campaign Organisation, Mr. Victor Brownson, thanked the delegates for publicly endorsing Luke.

“There was a time we were looking for delegates; now delegates have seen the truth; they are now coming for Luke,” Brownson said and assured them that Luke would not betray the confidence reposed in him by the group and Akwa Ibom people.

Receiving the PDP delegates on behalf of Luke and the Amazing Grace Campaign Organisation, Mr. Imo Udo urged the group to carry on their mobilisation peacefully.

“Our sole focus is to make Onofiok Luke the governor in 2023,” he said.