Governor Udom Emmanuel has again reiterated the fact that it’s too early to discuss the issue of succession in Akwa Ibom state.
Governor stated he’s more focused on his committed to working hard to uplift the living standards of the oppressed and not the next election.
He stated this while fielding questions from a journalist who had sought his opinion on the issue of succession.
His words: “A good leader thinks of the next generation and not the next elections. As at today, no one has consulted me on his or her ambition.
“This, in all honesty, is not the time for such issue; we want to work and reposition this state for rapid economic growth.” He continued:
“I think it is very unfair on part of the electorate who just only last year, had elected us to various offices to work for them, for us to now begin to talk about the next elections.
“I have always said that power belongs to God and only He alone will determine who my successor would be.
“I have not anointed anyone to be my successor, so my advice to those who are angling for certain positions is that they should join us to put the building blocks of sustainable economic growth for our people and not cause unneeded and unhelpful distractions.”
Furthermore, the governor stated that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the time for all patriotic sons and daughters of Akwa Ibom to come together and work with his government to reposition the state’s economy.