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Udom asks Akwa Ibom people to ignore politically-motivated lies

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Governor Udom Emmanuel. Photo/Twitter/MrUdomEmmanuel

Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has called on the people of the state not to listen or believe what he described as “politically-motivated lies” by the opposition.

Emmanuel, who stated this in his Christmas message to the people of the state, said: “My dear AkwaIbomites, when they tell you these politically-motivated lies, tell them that you have seen what Udom Emmanuel has done in three and half years and that you are satisfied and you will go with the train of peace and security; of development and industrialisation.

“Our infrastructural drive is moving steadily and assuredly in spite of what the naysayers may say. The roads we have built are all there for everyone to see, and these roads cut across the entire three senatorial districts. The strategy of the other side is to lie to you that what we have achieved are all lies. In their hurry to lie to you, they forget the fact that Akwa Abasi Ibom people are smart and can see things for themselves.

Ibom deep seaport is moving steadily, and soon, IBOM AIR, the only state-owned, state-run and state-operated airline in the whole of Africa will be in operations. I think we should all be very proud to be AkwaIbomites and shame those who only traffic in lies and have nothing to offer you.

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“We have attracted close to 15 verifiable industries to this state. If you go to the Coconut Refinery, you will see a gigantic project that should bring joy and pride to us all as AkwaIbomites, yet the other side says it doesn’t exist. The Flour Mill will soon be commissioned, yet the opposition says it doesn’t exist. Do they think you don’t have eyes to see good things that are happening in our state?

The governor advised that as the world celebrates the birth of the Prince of Peace, people of the state should remember that politics would come and go and the state would still remain as one.

“Politics will come and politics will go, but Akwa Abasi Ibom State will remain non-negotiable and sacrosanct. May we have a peaceful and violence-free electioneering campaign and elections come 2019 and may the might and the will of the people supersede every other “might.”


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