Ibibios honour Akpabio

Posted by News Express | 24 October 2015 | 3,576 times

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The largest socio-cultural group in Akwa Ibom State, Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio on Friday paid a courtesy to the Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, where it also made public plans by the association to honour the former governor for his selfless service to the state and the nation.

Addressing the Senate Minority Leader, President of the group Akparawa Monday Etokakapan said they were in his office to to thank him for the selfless service he rendered for the people of the state through the uncommon transformation and development the state witnessed under his leadership.

The group noted that “since you assumed your seat in the 8th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, you have kept Akwa Ibom State in national and international limelight through your activities in the National Assembly by displaying an uncommon gallantry.”

The group condemned the recent attempt by some sponsored individuals to pull him down saying" we have noted with concern the various attempts to pull you down, but we implore you not to be daunted by the scheming of detractors but continue to be steadfast, adding: “As a senator of the federal republic, we have no doubt that that you will do well to accept our encouragement to do more.”

In his reaction, Senator Akpabio thanked the association for expanding their beyond ethnic considerations saying: “For expanding the scope of your membership, you have demonstrated unity and oneness. Appreciating me shows that the association is built on truth. You are saying you are with me and proud of me as your former governor and a senator. I promise to work for further development of the group.”

Akpabio also declared that as you have deemed me worthy of your award based on my service to the state as a former governor and senator,

•Photo shows Senator Akpabio.

Source: News Express

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