By Nkoli Opara (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Emmanuel Udom has moved to dispel trending rumours that he was planning to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, saying he was a man of integrity and has never contemplated dumping his party, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
Emmanuel made this clarification while commissioning some road and erosion control projects in the area Oron local government area, namely 2.1km Oron Highway, 1.8km Murtala Muhammed Way, 0.85km Customs road, and 0.4km Market Square Road, with standard side, drains measuring 5.1 kilometres.
According to the governor, those speculating his defection were overwhelmed by the developments his administration has brought to the state and were wishing he could cross over to their party to replicate the same, adding that he would however not be distracted by peddlers of the falsehood, assuring Akwa Ibom people that his government would remain focused on delivering its promises to the people.
In his words, “Akwa Ibom is not like any other state. We are people of integrity and cannot be swayed or distracted from our responsibilities by false speculations. Akwa Ibom is PDP and PDP is Akwa Ibom and all the development in Akwa Ibom are by the PDP government”