A leading aspirant striving to be the flag bearer of the People’s Democratic in Akwa Ibom state in the upcoming Gubernatorial election has expressed his beliefs that the governorship ambition is a divine mandate which is going to come through.
Recall that, Akan Okon happens to be the immediate past commissioner for economicdevelopment in the state, says he is confident of taking charge the moment Udom Emmanuel vacate the seats
Okon who has a vast experience in politics having handled different portfolios as commissioner under the leadership of the GodswillAkpabio administration alongside that of the current government.
In the aftermath of his resignation of his appointment as commissioner for economic development and Ibom Deep Seaport in the state, has noted that all these is God way of leading him in his quest to become the nextgovernor of the state.
In his media press briefing with selected journalists in the state, the former
commissioner said that it is a known fact that he is not Governor Udom Emmanuel’s
preferred pick as candidate and that does not move him.
In his disclosure, “We are all seated here because God has made it possible. God is
leading me, I don’t see myself swimming against the tide.
“There is no man on earth that is led by God that swims against the tide”.
“There is no human being that is perfect. There is no perfect government, but I believe that the government led by Governor Udomemmanuel has done well, and like it is always said, the government is always a
“A state is like a book with different chapters and if you remove five chapters from a book with ten chapters that book can never becomplete”.
“Every successive administration since the creation of Akwa Ibom hascontributed to the development of the state. Each one comes to takeover from where the previous one stopped”.
“I believe that whatever has been the positive things achieved by this government, it will be the responsibility of the next administration to enforce it for the good of Akwa Ibom people and the areas you believe are not properly done, we will together make modifications.”
Also noting that his ambition is not a threat to his friendship with Governor Emmanuel who had earlier announced his preferred pick of successor in the state sparking controversies within the politicians.
Okon who maintained that even if he was not chosen by the governor, it would not
affect his friendship with the state chief executive.