David John

While briefing news men on Tuesday, 18th of December 2018 at the Nsima Ekere campaign secretariat in Uyo, Hon. Eseme Eyiboh the Chairman, Information and Strategy Committee of Nsima Ekere’s Campaign Organization scored Udom low in performance, noting that the blueprint presented by Obong Nsima Ekere will bring about the needed development in the State.

In the area of industrialization, Eseme noted that the rice industry said to be built by this administration is a waste of resources as it lacks the capacity to employ the teeming youths in Akwa Ibom State. He reiterated the commitment of Obong Nsima Ekere and the APC led government to build viable industries that will have significant impact on the lives of Akwa Ibom people.

Eseme also observed that Udom’s administration has shown no commitment regarding the welfare of public servants. He noted that the gratuity and pension of retired civil servants have not been paid since Udom assumed office, which he said, goes a long way in draining the enthusiasm of those who are still active in service, and therefore brings about low productivity. He promised that the APC led government will make it a priority to pay all outstanding gratuities and pension at the state and and local government level.

Concerning power, Eseme made it clear that the Ibom Power Plant which has been abandoned by this administration is the brain child of Obong Nsima Ekere; pointing that Ekere has the capacity to deliver to Akwa Ibomites steady power supply.

On Education, Eseme decried the lack of will power by this administration to consolidate on the lofty achievement of Chief God’swill Akpabio in the education sector. Eseme pointed out that to solve the problems that have bedeviled the education sector, the APC led government will conduct a survey in the education sector, to help revamp education in the State.

While talking about local government autonomy, Eseme disclosed the determination of Obong Nsima Ekere to liberate local government from the shackles of oppression by facilitating its autonomy. Eseme made it clear that the constitution must not be amended for the implementation of local government autonomy.

Eseme said he wouldn’t have wanted Udom to leave the governorship position if he had performed well. He expressed total believe in the capacity of Obong Nsima Ekere in bringing true development to Akwa Ibom State because of his antecedents.