Barely a week to the expiration of the date given to political appointees and public officers who are interested in running for one office or the other in 2015, by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), pressure is currently being mounted on the Akwa Ibom State Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Udom Emmanuel to seek to succeed Governor Godswill Akpabio from May 29, 2015.
We learnt from a source that over 150 political groups and associations which spread across the three senatorial districts, have continued to mount pressure on the former Zenith Bank Executive Director to contest for the governorship election in 2015. Meanwhile, sources close to the camp of the SSG confided in us that the SSG may heed the call and resign to take up the challenge.
Notable among the groups who have thrown their weight behind the yet to be declared ambition include, Itai Afe Annang, Ati Annang, Afigh Iwaad Ekid and youth groups.
The people of Ekid nation have concluded plans to host a political rally to drum support for the 2015 governorship aspiration of former Zenith Bank Executive Director, Mr. Udom Emmanuel. In a release signed by the Chairman of the Central Planning Committee and Executive Chairman of Eket Local Government Council, Hon. Aniekan Akpan, at the Eket Township Stadium had in attendance the traditional institution, present and past political office holders, the political class, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the organized labour, women groups, youth organizations, political associations and indeed the generality of the people of Akwa Ibom State.