We are about 48 hours to February 23, 2019, the new date for the presidential and National Assembly elections in our nation.
We are aware that owing to the endless utterances of war and threats of violence from some well-placed Nigerians and a few Akwa Ibomites, millions of patriotic Akwa Ibomites who had resolved to be a part of history by voting their preferred candidates in the forthcoming elections may have second thoughts about their resolve out of fear.
Against these incessant and outrightly misplaced efforts to plant seeds of fear on the minds of Akwa Ibom people as Saturday’s polls draw nearer, we are moved by our deep love for our people and concern for their wellbeing to remind them that our collective resolve to direct the course of our destinies through voting candidates who will bring us peace and prosperity is stronger than their plan to mow us down.
Our collective trust as a people has always been rooted in the omnipotent powers of our God to protect us and shield us from the conspiracy of narrow-minded people who out of greed have entered into evil alliances to mortgage our collective destinies to aliens.
We urge every Akwa Ibom person to go out on Saturday to cast their votes and do everything within the ambit of the law to watch and defend their votes, conscious of the fact that through those votes, we can get our country working again. This is our chance to get our nation working again; a chance to get the nation’s economic mills grinding again, to make education attractive, to put smiles on the faces of our youths through job creation, a chance to build one indivisible and indissoluble nation under God with the necessary restructured framework for our federlism to thrive again.
This is our chance, Saturday, February 23, 2019 stares at us with an offer we cannot miss or neglect out of intimidation and fear. Let us arise in one accord and together with out votes, build a nation where peace and justice shall reign.
Vote for the PDP!
Vote the Umbrella!
A. M. Ekanem
Media Relations Officer
Publicity Secretariat, PDP
Akwa Ibom State