Is Akwa Ibom Governor defecting to APC soon?

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Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel has maintained that he has no intention of defecting, saying those using social media to speculate his alleged defection were merely trying to make noise through the back door.

Emmanuel maintained that those speculating his defection were overwhelmed by the development his administration had brought to Akwa Ibom and were only wishing that he could defect to the opposition party to replicate his accomplishments.

Speaking at Oron during the commissioning of some roads, as well as intervention and erosion control projects in the area, he said, “Akwa Ibom is not like any other state, we are a people of integrity and cannot be distracted from our responsibilities by false speculations”.

While warning detractors against peddling falsehood, he assured that his government was focused on delivering his promises to the people in the three senatorial districts of the state.

On ongoing projects in the state, Governor Emmanuel said: “We will not leave office until all the road projects we embarked upon are completed.”

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On the part of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Borono Bassey in Uyo, described Governor Emmanuel as a very committed, loyal and dutiful leader of the PDP, in Akwa Ibom State.

The party said: “We cannot conceive the faintest of reasons Governor Emmanuel would contemplate any form of movement, even in thoughts from the PDP, which values and ideological leaning resonate with his total development and leadership agenda, let alone to a party like the APC, a party synonymous with retrogression.

“Our party, the PDP, does not have even the minuscule sympathy for the APC in this shattered dream as our governor and leader of our party cannot in all good conscience, plunge our state into the impending retrogression that awaits any state that affiliates directly with the APC.

“The fact that this risible propaganda is making its way into the public domain at a time when Governor Emmanuel is busy inaugurating life-touching projects around the state as part of his pursuit of the completion agenda and to mark the sixth anniversary of his outstanding leadership in Akwa Ibom State equally speaks to the ill motive of its purveyors.”

“Akwa Ibom State, under the leadership Emmanuel is marching forward with the PDP and no form of hallucinations from men of the broom-wielding coven can change this resolve.

“We, therefore, urge our people to disregard such rumours or at best regard them as the manifestations of the thought process results of people who do not wish Akwa Ibom State well,” the party said.