Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel as a performing governor.
Obasanjo on Friday while commissioning the 1kilometre flyover at Ikot Oku Ikono, Uyo constructed by the administration of Governor Emmanuel however charged him to work towards having a good successor who will carry on the developmental projects for the people of the state.
He commended the governor for executing such a project amidst a challenging economic atmosphere even before the stipulated time.
”My performing Governor, my action Governor. About two and half years ago when I came here and you asked the good people of Akwa Ibom State to give you a second opportunity to lead the state and you told me what you have done and what you have in mind to do. I didn’t hesitate to tell Akwa Ibom people to support you.
”In time of scarcity, that is when you know a good a manager of resources. Your success does not stop with your economic and social development to your people but it would be measured by your succession because success without a good succession is hollow.
“I pray and pray again that you would have a good successor,” the former President said.
In his remark, Governor Emmanuel noted that the project was not a show of affluence but prudence in the management of the increasingly dwindling resources.
” When people see us commission projects like this, they think we have money. We don’t because it is now extremely difficult for some Governors to even pay salaries. So we are not celebrating excess wealth but a result of creativity,” he said.
He promised that his administration would kickstart other projects including several dual carriage roads such as Ikot Ekpene-Uyo Road and Eket remodelling project.
Meanwhile, a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Chukwuma Soludo has declared that despite the absence of his name on the list of candidates for the Anambra governorship election which was published by the Independent National Electoral Commission, he would participate in the polls.
Soludo insisted that he remains the authentic candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the November 6 polls and his exclusion by INEC is only temporary based on a court order.
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