Akwa Ibom Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has said completing his agenda for the State was his focus and not who becomes his successor.
Governor Emmanuel told those pressuring him to reveal his successor to leave him alone to complete what he was elected to do, vowing that he will not reveal any successor now.
He said the noise about succession in the state is becoming too loud, adding that people cannot only be talking about the next election without talking about the next generation.
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Emmanuel stated this while responding to a request by the Akwa Ibom State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr Nduese Ekwere, to name a successor who would preserve his legacies in the state at a breakfast meeting with the state chapter of CAN held at Ibom Icon And Golf Resort in Uyo on Sunday.
The Governor urged Christian leaders to de-emphasise succession matters and support his administration with fervent prayers to achieve his vision as encapsulated in the 8-point agenda to the people of Akwa Ibom, noting that his successor will be chosen by God.
“The vote that you gave us, let us give the dividends of democracy, let us even account for it. We cannot be a country where we think only of election and not the next generation.
“Please the noise is just too much, show me successor; even if God has shown me, I am not going to show them yet, let’s work,” he stated.
The Governor advised fathers of faith in their various churches to create the consciousness of the emergence of the third wave of COVID-19 to their members to adhere to the safety measures, maintain high level of hygiene in order to reduce the rate of contracting the virus.
He encouraged Christian leaders to create the awareness and sensitization about Voters’ Registration Exercise in their congregation, maintaining that Christians ought to take advantage of the exercise including registration of National Identification Number (NIN) in order to put the state ahead in data collection.