The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel on Friday declared his intention to run for a second term in office.
Emmanuel, who became a governor in 2015, declared his intention for a second term while addressing supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Eket area of the state.
The Governor, who gave the score-card of his first term, stated that so far in office he maintained peace and brought about civility of engagement.
According to Emmanuel, “I have been a servant-leader which I had promised you. I have maintained peace in Akwa Ibom State and brought about civility in our engagements. I hereby submit myself to complete the Divine Mission which you had first sent me to accomplish in 2015.
“I have operated a Christ-centric Government, I have led a People-centric Government, I have worn humility like a badge of honor, believing that power comes from the people; I have refused to hurl insults at people who have attacked and called me names.
“I come today following the ratings and commendations of Akwa Ibom People drawn from the 3 Senatorial Districts in our state & also cutting across diverse segments of our population, that I have made results-oriented efforts in serving Akwa Ibom people since I was elected in 2015.
“I submit myself to continue with the good works that I have done and I seek your support for my candidature as Governor for the second term under the PDP.”