Akwa Ibom state governor and Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 gubernatorial candidate, Deacon Udom Gabriel Emmanuel today reunited with his former boss, Senator Godswill Akpabio and gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Obong Nsima Ekere at the mass of the thanksgiving to mark the end of three days fasting declared by the Uyo Catholic Diocese of Uyo at the Cardinal Ekanem Seminary grounds.
Governor Emmanuel at the gathering was also awarded a plaque by the Bishop of Uyo Diocese, Most Rev Dr John Ayah for maintaining the peace in the state and his contributions towards the growth of the church.
The Governor also used the occasion to thank God for the peaceful coexistence in witnessed in the state, “I want to thank God for the peaceful coexistence of people in Akwa Ibom State. I want to thank God for what we enjoy today and Paul Apostle said, We are many in this city because there are so many Christians praying for us. That is why we are enjoying this peace”.
“Let me also say here, I want to join my faith with what my brother(Nsima Ekere) has said, at the end of the day,it is not about us. It is about the soul of the state. It is about the destiny of this state. Whatsoever we do today as government, it is for the destiny of Akwa Ibom State. Everything we do in this state today is about the future of our own children. We promised Akwa Ibom people that we will not prepare the children for the future but also prepare the future for our children. What we do today is about sustainable development preparing the future for our children”, he added.
“As we go into elections this year, let the God of peace grant us peace. I join my faith with all Christian that this is a Christian State. May we enjoy peaceful and transparent election in Jesus Name”.
Also present at the event were Deputy Governor of the state, Obong Moses Ekpo, Senator Bassey Albert Akpan, Obong Idongesit Nkanga(Director General of the Divine Mandate Campaign). Both the PDP and APC made pledges to the church.
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