Former FCT minister advises voters to elect credible leaders
Former Minister of state for Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and governorship aspirant under APC in Akwa Ibom State, John James Akpan-Udoedehe has called on eligible voters in the country to elect credible leaders with good morals that will meet their needs ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Akpan-Udoedehe made this known in Uyo after declaring his intention to run for governorship in the state come 2019 under the All Peoples’ Congress (APC), saying there is need to restructure the country to meet citizen’s needs and ethnicity and religion should not play major role if this country must move forward after 58 years of independence.
He said ethnicity and religion must be personal if the country must move forward while stressing the need to strengthen local government councils. Udoedehe said he will win the APC governor primaries on Sunday convincingly as well as the governorship election in 2019, stressing that he will ameliorate the suffering of the people, create industries, as well as create employment for unemployed youths and restore peace to different ethnic group in the state. Akpan-Udoedehe who said he had never lost any election said his strength to win was not in doubt judging from the voluntary crowd that filled the Uyo township stadium for his governorship declaration.
Assistant Organizing Secretary, APC, Emmanuel Hogan said if Akpan-Udoedehe isn’t given the governorship ticket, APC will not win the governorship seat in during the 2019 general elections.
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