The Special Adviser to the Governor on Political and Legislative Affairs, Mr Anietie Etuk has commended all political and socio-political groups that worked hard to ensure the success of Governor Udom Emmanuel at the polls.
Mr Etuk was speaking during a courtesy visit on him by executives of the Assembly of Akwa Ibom Political Groups (AKPG) at his office at Edet Akpan Avenue, Uyo. The Special Adviser said the gubernatorial election in Akwa Ibom State was easily won because the groups were united in their pursuit. He charged them not to relent in supporting the government by taking the correct account of governance to the grassroots while assuring them of government’s partnership and support.
Mr Anietie Etuk also highlighted the need for all political groups in the state to be properly registered with the Bureau of Political and Legislative Affairs so that they could be recognised and properly regulated by government as well as stand a chance of benefitting from the numerous empowerment programmes of the Udom Emmanuel administration.
The Permanent Secretary of the Bureau, Mr Effiong Peters congratulated the group for their successes and assured them that the Bureau would always welcome and listen to every political and socio political group that needs its assistance.
Briefing the Special Adviser, the chairman of the Assembly of Akwa Ibom Political Groups, Bishop Andrew Uwanta said AKPG was a conglomeration of several political groups which willingly affiliated with the Akwa Ibom Consolidation Alliance to canvass support for the election of Governor Udom Emmanuel.
Bishop Uwanta debunked rumours that the political groups had scattered after the elections, stressing that the affiliation of 752 groups with AKPG shows they were even more organised and better positioned to support the government to deliver the dividends of democracy. He added that AKPG and its affiliate groups would always be ready and willing to assist and support the Udom Emmanuel led government.