The secretary of the now-defunct Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator John James Akpanudoedehe has declared interest in the Akwa Ibom governorship seat.
He made his interest publicly known on Saturday at a grand reception in Uyo, the State capital organized in his honour.
Akpanudoedehe said he is accepting the calls from the people of the state to come and serve as their Governor and promised to lift the state from poverty into prosperity.
Akpanudoedehe said: “I want to accept your call. I hereby accept to run for the office of the governor of Akwa Ibom State.
“My focus will be how to deliver my people from poverty. I shall embark on a poverty alleviation program. N1m grants will be given to 1000 people in each local government area of the state.
“It is time to empower the people and not to continue to depend on stipends. We will make Akwa-Ibom the hub for technology.”
Also speaking at the event, the APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu represented by the APC National Vice Chairman, South-South, Chief Victor Giadom, said party members should reconcile and join hands to win the 2023 general election.
”With the crowd here today is clear proof that the APC here is viable and strong. Nobody can say we aren’t strong in Akwa-Ibom. Let us keep working together. We are close to the election and this isn’t time for us to fight ourselves but work together for the actualization of APC success in Akwa-Ibom. From the leaders I have seen here, the APC will bring victory to us
“Let us come together and face our common enemy. Let us work together so that we can bring victory. I will like to come back here with the APC sitting in the Government House. I urge you to go back to your respective units to bring victory to APC. We can deliver APC to Akwa-Ibom,” Giadom said.
This article was originally published on Nigeria News