Thousands of Akwa Ibom women march in support of PDP’s Udom Emmanuel (photos)

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Thousands of women have taken to the streets in a solidarity march to support Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state.

The women took to the streets days after former governor of the state Godswill Akpabio defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Akpabio’s defection was celebrated by the All Progressives Congress as the party’s chairman Oshiomhole, national leader of the party Asiwaju hmed Tinubu and other top politicians were in Akwa Ibom to welcome the former governor to the ruling party.

Emmanuel who was the anointed candidate of Akapbio in 2014 governorship election is expected to contest in 2019 on the platform of the PDP.

Thousands of Akwa Ibom women match in support of PDP governor Udom Emmanuel

Thousands of women have taken to the streets in a solidarity march to support Governor Udom Emmanuel. Credit: CKN

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The women took to the streets days after former governor of the state Godswill Akpabio defected from the PDP. Credit: CKN

The women took to the streets days after former governor of the state Godswill Akpabio defected from the PDP. Credit: CKN

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Emmanuel who was the anointed candidate of Akapbio in 2014 governorship election is expected to contest in 2019. Credit: CKN

Emmanuel who was the anointed candidate of Akapbio in 2014 governorship election is expected to contest in 2019. Credit: CKN

NAIJ.com had reported that for relating with the minority leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, ahead of his planned defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Emmanuel Udom has sacked one of his commissioners, Victor Antai.

Victor Antai, a former lawmaker in the state, was until his sack the commissioner in charge of culture and tourism.

NAIJ.com reports that the Akwa Ibom state government said Antai was sacked because he refused to comply with good governance processes.

His sack was signed by the secretary to the state government, Emmanuel Ekuwem, very later on Tuesday, August 7.

The statement said with his sack, Antai is no longer a member of the state’s executive council.

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