* Senator Ita Enang addressing the crowd of APC supporters yesterday
The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Senate Matters, Mr Ita Enang, says President Muhammadu Buhari has seen that Akwa Ibom State is the greatest of the states in the south south region of the country with the greatest solidarity and unity of the people in their support for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to Enang, the APC is well prepared to use Akwa Ibom as launching ground from where it will conquer Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Cross River and other states of the South-South, and the entire southern Nigeria.
Enang said this during the solidarity rally in honour of President Buhari and Nsima Ekere, Managing Director Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) held in Uyo on Saturday.
“Akwa Ibom state shall be the launching ground from where APC shall launch to conquer Bayelsa, Delta, Rivers, Cross River and other South-South and the entire south”,Enang said.
He expressed gratitude for the people of Uyo Senatorial District for coming out massively to show solidarity with President Buhari, Nsima Ekere and all APC aspirants in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
He called on all Akwa Ibom people to support Buhari in the forthcoming 2019 general elections, stressing that the president would do more for the state in his second term.
The Presidential aide reminded the people that the Federal Government had approved the dualisation of Abak – Ekparakwa – Ette – Ikot Abasi road.
Enang urged the people to support all APC candidates in the state to ensure even development, stressing that the PDP government in the state have utilise effectively the resources of the state.
In his speech, Mr Nsima Ekere, Managing Director of NDDC, said Akwa Ibom people could not afford to play opposition again as an oil producing state.
Ekere urged the people to support Buhari and vote APC massively to launch into the mainstream politics.
“Akwa Ibom people have made up their mind that they cannot play opposition party in the state, they want to be part of APC government at the centre.
“That is why Akwa Ibom people have troop out in thousands to identify with President Buhari and to say that they will vote APC all the way.
“Today, Akwa Ibom North East senatorial district had spoken that come 2019 APC in Akwa Ibom is one,” Ekere said.
He promised to rename the Ibom Airport after the former governor, Obong Victor Attah, and ensure the unity of all elder statesmen in the state.
Some prominent politicians who spoke at the occasion include Senator Godswill Akpabio, Umana Umana, who was APC gubernatorial flag bearer in 2015, now Managing Director of the Oil and Gas Free Trade zone, two new defectors, Idongesit Ituen and Mfon Udeme,among others.
Newsmen report that large crowd of APC supporters thronged the venue of the event.