SH0CKING! “Akwa Ibom Gov. Udom Never named his successor” | READ DETAILS


Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Ini Ememobong has expressed concern that governor Udom Emmanuel is being vilified for endorsement of Pastor Umo Eno as his preferred successor when he never admitted producing a successor.

Ememobong who spoke on Tuesday in Uyo while addressing newsmen at the Secretariat of the Akwa Ibom State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) said his boss only revealed what God revealed to him.

He wondered why the widespread attacks on the governor when actually, the people have been pressuring him to at least show a direction.

He stressed that there was noting wrong for the governor to even desire maintained that the Governor’s action, adding that man’s desire to have a successor has always been a source of concern to families looking for heirs to succeed them and even in churches.

His words ” If biologically, traditionally and even in churches people are interested in succession, there is no way that anybody will say it is absolutely impossible that in politics people should not be interested in succession.

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“Therefore, His Excellency the governor is interested in succession. The truth is that over time it is the people that have been calling on him to name who his preferred successor is, and the governor had said that he will not name his successor, that he will only reveal what God has revealed to him.

at least, show a direction, and now he has shown direction that has been revealed to him, he is being villified. In this case the governor only acted as a medium. He has become the medium, and not the source.

“So if anybody has issue with the preferred successor, you challenge the source of his revelation and not the medium. And he has not admitted anywhere that he has produced a successor. It is an act of humility for the governor to tell the whole world that his successor will not be his choice.

Ememobong, stressed that there is nobody known to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) yet as governorship aspirant in the state, noting that it is only when people pick the Expression of interest form and nomination form, that they would become aspirants.

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He said for now what the party has are intending aspirants, adding, “So there is no need for fear, and there is no cause for alarm.
Those who wants to go to election should prepare to go. The preference of the governor is his conviction. Those who believe in him will follow him, those who don’t will not be persecuted for not following him”

He, however, appealed to Akwa Ibom people to support the governor to achieve his completion agenda which is on course.

“The Governor had promised, and re-echoed severally that every critical project in this administration, would be are completed.

That is why if you go towards the Eket, Uruan and other major sites across the state, including the new ring road, you will notice that ongoing work are at advanced level.

“To that extent, we are excited that very soon, we would have a season of project commissioning, and that is why I am here to tell you that the Completion Agenda of the Governor is on course.

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“Akwa Ibom is our only state, and if we heat up the political space and things degenerate, we have nowhere else to go to. Therefore I want to call on everyone of us here to continue to support the Governor’s completion agenda”, he asserted.


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