Akpabio Set To Create Employment and Banish Poverty
03 May 2011
Governor Godswill Akpabio has pledged to create employment opportunities and empower the people of the state in the next four years of his tenure and thereby banishing poverty. He made the pledge on Wednesday, when the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) supporters and members of other political parties trooped to Government House, Uyo, to congratulate him on his victory at the polls.
Chief Godswill Akpabio noted that “the next four years would be exciting. Billions of naira would be put into the hands of people through employment opportunities and empowerment. We will banish poverty, produce food for other states and food will be sufficient.”
Akpabio who scored 957,585 votes to get re-elected commended the people for voting for him, stating, “The people have again united the state with their votes. I will continue to run the state as one.” The governor thanked God for what He has used the people to achieve in the state.
According to him, “Akwa Ibom is standing on the threshold of history and of a new beginning. The spirit of our forefathers has been rekindled as in 1928, when there was no tribalism. “I am no longer the governor of PDP but of all political parties. I was re-elected on the basis of unity. I thank you for honouring me without thinking of tribe,” the governor acknowledged.