When millions of Akwa Ibom voters exercised their franchise by electing a man who would steer the wheels of leadership in the state in 2015 and 2019, little did they know that they were electing one of the few Nigerians who understood integrity, value humanity and a progressive by every word of it. This man is no other than the incumbent governor of the state, Mr. Emmanuel Udom.
Mr. Udom is a man whose nobility preceded his emergence on the stage. Behold, a man of substance, a core professional, a lover of his people, a democrat of true sense. Poised to delivering the dividends of democracy at all times, he, like the biblical Emmanuel, represents the presence of the divinity. His prescient programmes aimed at uplifting the living standards of all Akwa Ibom indigenes is raised at highest mast; soft-hearted and easily approachable, another characteristic of a man of the people.
Committed to industrial development, health and educational improvement and a holistic drive towards making good of his manifesto to the people. Only recently did the state government introduced a concise approach to supporting farmers across the state. During the national lockdown period for COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Udom ensured that he visited the isolation facilities and worked tirelessly in ensuring that the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus is curtailed and eliminated in no distant time in the state.
In a goodwill message to the Akwa Ibom Governor, the President of CMC Gladiators, Ambassador Cornel Udofia wrote: ‘Let me start by expressing my sentiments as an Akwa Ibom citizen myself, dear Governor, you have written your name in Gold in the anals of Akwa Ibom State history. In the past five years, the changes that this present administration brought to the state is enviable. Gradually, the state is becoming a mecca of tourists and investors. I am proud to identify as an indigene of the state. I thank you for your achievements thus far, reminding you that there are still a lot to be achieved and to be done. I pray that the good Lord that we serve will strengthen and grant you the needed wisdom to maintain the momentum till the end. Amen.”