The Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Udom Emmanuel has urged citizens of the State to be part of the Saturday 23 election exercise, while assuring them of their safety.
In a release signed by his Chief Press Secretary and Senior Special Assistant on Media, Ekerete Udoh; the Governor enjoined the people to desist from any form of violence in the course of the exercise of their civic responsibility.
“Tomorrow as you go out to vote, be civil and peaceful, do not be intimidated by the presence of the security personnel at your polling units; they are there to maintain law and order. Casting your votes is a constitutionally protected right of citizenship and you should not be afraid to exercise this onerous civic responsibility. I beseech you therefore, to ensure that in the exercise of this onerous task, you maintain the peace and harmony that form the building blocks of our identity as a people” he said.
“I enjoin our youths to eschew violence. We are all brothers and sisters who are wholly invested in the Akwa Ibom Project. No political office should cost the loss of life of a single Akwa Ibom child. Akwa Ibom is known to be a safe, secure and peaceful State and I enjoin every citizen and resident to contribute to upholding these essential elements that define us as a people”, Gov. Emmanuel stressed.