Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has announced that he is retaining his deputy, Mr. Moses Ekpo as his running mate for the 2019 governorship elections.
The Governor, while presenting Ekpo before the State Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Government House, Uyo, said his deputy has shown resilience and capacity in the discharge of his duties.
The Governor, spotting his trademark Dakkada outfit, eulogised Mr. Ekpo describing him “as one whose deep commitment to the Akwa Ibom project,” has assisted in the spate of development in the state since 2015.
He said that it was important to keep a winning team and vowed to remain focused in strengthening his achievements in office.
In his remarks, Mr. Ekpo said he accepted the nomination as a responsibility to serve the people more.
“I accept this nomination as a responsibility, not for Moses Ekpo, but of service for Akwa Ibom people in interpreting the vision and dreams of Governor Udom Emmanuel for our people.”
Also speaking at the occasion, the state chairman of PDP spoke highly about the deputy governor, describing him as a major stabilizer in the administrationen
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