2019: AK Youth Declare Total Support For Akpabio, APC


Youths in Essien Udim Local Government Area under the auspices of APC Youth Caucus numbering about 3000 stormed senator Godswill Akpabio’s country home to reaffirm their support to the second term ambition of Senator Akpabio and All Progressive Congress Candidates in the upcoming general elections.
Speaking, the youth leader of Essien Udim, Mr. Imo Akpan said that the visit was a demonstration of their solidarity to senator Akpabio whom they said has being a blessing to Essien Udim people.
Akpan noted that Essien Udim youths remain resolute in their quest for change and will do everything necessary to effect positive change in the state while commending the senator for his passion and interest in state and national development.
He described the senator as a true nationalist and a patriot maintaining that the Senator Akpabio is a force to reckon with in national and state politics.
Affirming the youth leader’s position, the APC chapter Secretary, Mr. Iboro Ibara assured the senator of the youth’s support saying that the senator should not bother to campaign in Essien Udim. He also charged the youths to remain calm as no one has ever supported Senator Akpabio and go unrewarded.
He stressed that Senator Akpabio’s generosity knows no bounds as he is a man of goodwill and open arms to accommodate everyone adding that the senator has being a blessing and source of inspiration to many youths in the area.
He further stated that those who did not benefit during Senator Akpabio’s tenure as governor still stand a chance to benefit from his uncommon favour in the incoming government of the APC.
The youths asserted that Akpabio’s decampment into APC has given them hope and confidence in the ability of the party to produce the next government in the state.
Responding, the elated Senator Godswill Akpabio described Essien Udim youths as intelligent, wise and responsible youths who are ready to take their destinies in their hands and also commended them for the show of solidarity to him.
The former governor regretted that he that so many youths in the area did not benefit from his empower largesse designed specifically for the youths during his tenure as governor, noting that some youths who worked under him then betrayed the trust he reposed on them to serve as a bridge between him and the youths by always diverting the empowerment packages he normally sent to the youths to their own pockets.
The former senate minority leader however charged the youths to let go the past and forgive those that betrayed them while looking forward to a brighter future a head.
Senator Akpabio said that he has learnt lesson from his past experience and will from time to time meet with the youths personally to interface with them as he assured them that the incoming government of Obong Nsima Ekere will carry everyone along.
He charged them to support all APC candidates in the 2019 elections maintaining that APC is a party with a reward system for everyone.
Earlier, the youths of Ikot Ntuen in Ukana, the home town of Senator Akpabio had also pledged their unalloyed support and absolute loyalty to Senator Akpabio and APC candidates at all levels in the 2019 elections.
The youth assured Senator Akpabio of their resolved to work for success of APC in the area and the state in general.



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