Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom, on Thursday played down anxiety over the reported move by the All Progressives Congress (APC), to take over the state in 2019, saying the party has no genuine agenda for the people.
Emmanuel, who spoke with reporters shortly on arrival from official engagements at the Ibom International Airport, said: “APC don’t sound like people with any genuine agenda for the state.”
The Governor also zeroed in on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), headed by an APC govenorship aspirant, Nsima Ekere.
He said: “If those they want to bring control budgets of nine states and all the IOCs and you are in Akwa Ibom, you have been here over how many years now, we have not seen even a kilometre of road commissioned with such huge sum of money, so what will they now do when they pledged to do four years?”
“Anyone who controls all the monies of the International Oil Companies, two percent of their budgets plus budgets of nine states and you do not have a kilometre of road to show. Even the village you come from, there is no transformer, and so what magic will you perform?”
Emmanuel went on to dismiss the one-term promise by the APC, saying: “In four years, how many investors will you talk to? So how many of those factories will arrive for our people to work in?”
He urged his opponents to “tell Akwa Ibom people what they are going to do for Akwa Ibom. I have never heard that for once.”