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Monday, January 3, 2022

Attah Canvasses Support for Gov. Emmanuel's Succession plan

Obong Victor Attah

By  Edet Ikotidem

A former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Arc ( Obong) Victor Attah has canvassed  support for Governor Udom Emmanuel's succession plan.

Obong Attah made the call  in Uyo during an audience  with members of the Uyo Senatorial District Media Practitioners Forum .

The 'Eduek Ekpe' who expressed interest in the Governor's succession plan,  expressed his concern  about who becomes the next governor of Akwa Ibom State 

"As a Governor, I could not have left the state the way i met it and the development of Akwa Ibom has been dear to my heart", he said.

"Any person who wants to govern Akwa Ibom must tell the people what he wants to do and how he intends to go about it, he added".

The former Governor called on Governor Emmanuel to dialogue with the people to guide against avoidable mistakes in the choice of a successor.

Obong Attah also  noted that naming anyone now without the acceptance of the people may frustrate the process from being actualized.  

He further stressed that the idea of a University of Technology in Akwa Ibom was to meet the technology needs of the state and nation at large for wealth creation and accelerated economic development. 

"Any Science Park in the world is a centre for foreign exchange where millions of dollars are made through incubation of ideas and software production. So, the idea of a Science Park and the University of Technology should not be jettisoned ", he said.

In his remarks, , the former governor  commended the Uyo Senatorial  District Media Practitioners  Forum  for her initiatives and support for  the government of Mr Udom Emmanuel and his succession plan 

Reacting to the former Governor's remarks, Chairman of the Forum, Elder  Ofonimeh Isong appealed to  Obong Attah not to relent in his support and assistance  to Governor Emmanuel, especially in the choice of a  successor.

He informed the former governor that the Uyo Senatorial District Media Practitioners Forum is in strategic  partnership with relevant agencies to ensure the success of the  completion agenda of His Excellency, the governor. 

Those in the audience with Obong Attah were the Vice Chairman of the Forum and Publisher,  Dailynews  Newspaper, Prince. Emmanuel Ndon, Director, Contact and Mobilization,  Mr. Victor Ukpong, Chairman Board of Trustees, Comrade Joseph Okon, Special Assistant to the State Governor on Project Monitoring, Comrade Ernest Akpan, Reverend Osendu Ahirika, Secretary Board of Trustees, Reverend Richard Peters.

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