April 22, 2024

My administration will salvage A’Ibom from poverty – Akan Udofia

My administration will salvage A’Ibom from poverty - Akan Udofia

Ofonime Honesty, Uyo

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State, Akanimo Udofia has promised that his administration would prosper the state by ensuring that resources are equitably distributed.

Speaking in Uyo on Saturday during the inauguration of his campaign organisation, Udofia noted that the state, for about 8 years, has largely retrogressed; he assured the people that he is poised to rescue the state.

According to him, given the quantum of human and natural resources, Akwa Ibom State should be a very prosperous entity.

Udofia added that the poor rating of the state in the poverty charts boils down to poor leadership and poor management of the state’s resources.

The APC governorship candidate, however, promised that under his philosophy of ‘shared prosperity’, the state’s commonwealth shall be controlled by the people and not by a select few.

“I am not being boastful, but I have to say that God has blessed me. I want prosperity to go round. Akwa Ibom resources shall be managed and enjoyed by the people.

“As governor, I will not interfere with the management of Local Government funds. Money will go round, jobs shall be created, our women shall be empowered, businesses boosted, and poverty fought and defeated.

“To bring about shared prosperity, we will take bold and innovative steps to address the challenges that our people face. We need to creatively invest in education, infrastructure, and job creation, so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed.

“We need to ensure that everyone has access to quality healthcare, and that we provide support to those who are struggling to make ends meet,” he promised.

Furthermore, he said his administration would grant full autonomy for local government.

He revealed that his party is fortunate to have a presidential candidate in the mould of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, whom he said has over the years demonstrated expertise in achieving results through proper management of resources.

Udofia thanked leaders and members of the party for being resolute in protecting the interest of the party at all times.

This he said would culminate in victory for the APC at the polls.

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