You are aware that our dear brothers and sisters in five State Constituencies and eighty-three Units in Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District would be required to rise to the faith of Akwa Ibom greatness by electing co-labourers in the Akwa Ibom project. We solicit the prayers of all Akwa Ibomites at home and abroad for God to give them direction in the performance of this onerous responsibility.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled tomorrow, Saturday, Marcy 12, 2016 for the re-run election to elect members to fill five State Constituencies and eighty-three Units in Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District following the judgement of the Appeal Court setting aside the earlier elections.
The State Constituencies are: Ibesikpo Asutan, Obot Akara/Ikot Ekpene, Oron/Udung-Uko, Etinan, Itu and eighty-three units in Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District. As you exercise your constitutional and civic responsibilities tomorrow, I urge you to maintain peace and avoid all acts that are capable of disrupting harmonious co-existence of the people.
Let me use this opportunity to advise citizens and residents to be law abiding in the discharge of their civic responsibility as security agencies have been deployed to ensure law and order in all parts of the State.
I urge parents and guardians to advise their wards to remain law-abiding, shun antics of those who see politics as a do-or-die affair and not allow themselves to be used to foment trouble. Politics should be played with grace and decency. We are all brothers and sisters who are interested partners in the growth and development of our dear state. We must do everything to ensure our collective success as a people.
Let me announce that, there will be limited movements of persons and vehicles tomorrow in the affected State Constituencies and Units as law enforcements agencies have been directed to ensure strict compliance.
God bless our dear State, God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I thank you all.
Being Text Of Broadcast By His Excellency, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, Governor, Akwa Ibom State, On The Eve Of The Re-Run Election To Fill Seats In Four State Constituencies, March 11, 2016, Uyo