The governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has said that he would not continue to be in office indirectly after serving out his tenure in 2013.
The governor who stated this in Uyo while addressing members of Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio, who paid solidarity visit to him following his victory at the governorship election petition tribunal on Thursday September, 19 said he had not anointed anyone to take over from him and that only God knows his successor.
“I usually hear people saying ‘He has anointed someone who will take over from him so that he can be able to manipulate the person to do his bidding after leaving office, I want to assure you that it is not true.
“As I speak, it is only God who knows who my successor will be. When He (God) presents him, we will support him to also succeed. I commend Mboho for the role it has played in maintaining peace in our dear state. The peace of Akwa Ibom State will never be shaken,” he said.
He thanked the group for their unwavering support to him especially during the election despite all odds.
He therefore solicited for the continued support to enable his administration to achieve its completion agenda.
Earlier, the president of the youths’ group, Mr. Patrick Udofia had reassured the governor of its support while in office.
“As owners of the land that this Government House is located, we the Ibibios have again reiterated that no one else is licensed to occupy this Government House until 2023, except Governor Udom Emmanuel,” he said.