By Shadrach Okon
Ahead of the endorsement rally organized by Uyo Senatorial District, to endorse Governor Udom Emmanuel for second term coming up tomorrow at Uyo Township Stadium, Elder Patrick Albert, a member of the publicity sub committee of the event has revealed the rationale behind the planned endorsement of the Governor tomorrow.
Speaking in Uyo, this evening, Elder Patrick Albert said after a close review of the performance of Governor Udom Emmanuel in the past three years, the people of Uyo Senatorial District have deemed it fit to endorse the governor for second term due to his good performance within this period.
He highlighted various life touching projects within Uyo Senatorial District executed by Governor Udom Emmanuel to include: construction and completion of Atan Offot Road, construction of Ring Road 3, construction of many others in Ewet Housing Estate, Shelter Afrique, provision of facilities in schools, cottage industries spread within the 9 Local Government Areas in Uyo Senatorial District, regular and timely payment of salaries to civil servants in the state among others.
Elder Patrick Albert who is the Akwa Ibom State chairman of NUJ said the endorsement rally tomorrow will provide an opportunity for the people of the senatorial district who are the beneficiaries of of the good governance courtesy of Governor Udom Emmanuel to openly tell the governor that he merits their support for second term.
According to him, “Politics is people centered, it is the people that decide the leader that they want. The power to elect is in the hands of voters and not the political parties.So, the event of tomorrow will provide a platform for the people of Uyo Senatorial District which comprises of 9 Local Government Areas to come out and tell the governor, you have done so well and you merit our support for second term.”
He also stressed that the endorsement of Governor Udom for second term coming up tomorrow is also a way of sustaining the established rotation of governorship seat across the three senatorial districts in Akwa Ibom State.
“Since the advent of democracy where there have been cries of victimization and marginalization, we have seen that the power was in Uyo Senatorial District with Obong Victor Attah. It moved to Ikot Ekpene and resided in Obong God’swill Akpabio. Now that it is the turn of Eket Senatorial District, it is only logical and very fair for everyone to support the Governor to go beyond 2019.