Stakeholders in the Etim Ekpo local government area have praised Mr. Akan Okon, the frontrunner in the upcoming governorship elections, for his outstanding leadership abilities.
They claim that his meritorious service and sacrifice for the state’s growth, together with hiS deep intelligence, qualifies him to be the state’s next governor in 2023.
On behalf of stakeholders, Dr. Emmanuel Ukpong, the political leader of Etim Ekpo Local Government Area and chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP) Elders Forum in the area, said Okon has contributed to the state’s growth and development in all areas of the economy.
He claimed that Akan Okon, who has worked as a commissioner in numerous ministries, knows how government works and would use that knowledge to provide excellent governance if elected governor.
Dr. Ukpong, who gave the commendation during a consultation visit by the “One With God Campaign Organization” led by Mr. Akan Okon to stakeholders of the party in the area to canvass delegate votes in the upcoming 2023 governorship election, advised the campaign organization to avoid politics of hatred, bitterness, and intimidation.
He advised the group to pursue persuasion and constructive criticism rather than violence, wanton killing, and maiming, and to keep violence, wanton killing, and maiming out of the state polity.
The political leader of Etim Ekpo also advised the campaign team to extend its network in order to accommodate early vision owners and be ready to bring on board all hands for the state’s peace and development.
He expressed gratitude to Governor Udom Emmanuel for giving Mr. Akan Okon the opportunity to serve on the state executive council, assuring that the immediate past commissioner for Economic Development and Ibom Deep Seaport will continue and expand on his illustrious legacy.
Earlier in his presentation to the party stakeholder and delegates, Mr. Akan Okon, a major contender for the state governorship seat, said that if given the opportunity to serve, his administration would take every possible measure to maintain peace and prosperity in the state, particularly in the Etim Ekpo Local Government Area.
Mr. Okon stated that peace is the panacea for development because it always generates an environment conducive to growth.
The governorship candidate emphasized the importance of peace and security in attracting investment into society.
He stated that a calm and safe atmosphere is essential for every society since it influences all facets of a country’s economic and social development.
When elected Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Etim Ekpo will, according to him, continue to enjoy the current peace and benefit from other forms of excellent governance in his administration.
“I resigned to contest for the governorship seat of the state because it was necessary for me to respond to the people’s yearning,” he told the people of Etim Ekpo, “because the state needs a man who is tested and trusted with good charismatic leadership skills to man the affairs of the state and proffer solutions to the many problems facing the people of the state.”Etim Ekpo is deserving of a tranquil environment.
We have a choice to select, and we should pick someone who has been tried and trusted, as well as someone with charismatic leadership abilities,” he remarked.
Governor Udom Emmanuel, he claims, has laid the foundations for creating jobs for the teeming Akwa Ibomites.
If given the chance, he stated that prosperity will not be enjoyed by a select few, but rather by everybody for the betterment of the state now and in the future.
“It is undeniable that the generation of leaders we elect and generate today will define the state’s future.
“For the people of Etim Ekpo, my administration has a lot of plans,” he stated.