The Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Moses Ekpo, has reacted to the reports making the round that he is eyeing the Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District seat in the National Assembly.
Ekpo in his reaction described the reports as as ‘spurious’ publications as he debunked having such ambition.
According to him, the report represented a poor attempt by some political jobbers to pitch him against some perceived political interest with the intent to reap from it.
Ekpo’s reaction was stated in a release by his Press Secretary, Ekikere Udoh, on Monday.
He made it clear that he had neither indicated interest nor entertained any thought of running for any political office at the end of his tenure as deputy governor.
The deputy governor further stated that as an elder statesman he is rather more concerned about contributing his utmost towards the success of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s Completion Agenda as well as ensuring justice and equity in the distribution of political offices to deserving political blocs within the area.
The statement partly reads, “the attention of the Office of the Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State has been drawn to a string of spurious reports fabricated and placed in some publications, insinuating that the Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Moses Ekpo, MFR, has declared intention to vie for the Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District ticket in 2023
“This is not only false but, represents a poor attempt by some political jobbers and outright miscreants to pitch His Excellency against some perceived political interests with the mischievous intent to please their paymasters while making financial capital out of the misadventure.
“For the benefit of the general public, we hereby restate the obvious: That, the Deputy Governor, has neither indicated nor entertained the very thought of running for the Senate in 2023. Nor, has he given any thought to the idea of another political office at the end of his tenure.
“It is on record that at a recent political event at Etim Ekpo Local Government Area, he had openly endorsed the aspiration of Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem to represent Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District in the National Assembly.
“Furthermore, as an elder statesman, Mr. Moses Ekpo is more concerned about contributing his utmost towards the success of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s Completion Agenda as well as ensuring justice and equity in the distribution of political offices to deserving political blocs in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District within the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, structure.
“The public is therefore advised to discountenance any statements or publications to the contrary.”
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