Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Godswill Akpabio, has asked youths in the state not to sacrifice their lives for the All Progressives Congress, saying that their lives were too precious to be wasted.
The governor gave the advice at the weekend during the campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
“Do not allow anyone to deceive you into sacrificing your lives for them. No Akwa Ibom child should go and sacrifice their lives for APC”, he said.
Akpabio also urged the youths to cast their votes for those who have their interests at heart and who would empower them through industrialisation of the state.
The governor claimed that the PDP gubernatorial candidate was fished out by God and that the same God would use him to change the lives of the people of the state.
He said, “God has fished out Emmanuel and no man can touch him. You should all vote for our President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, for second term in office as our president so that he will continue with the transformation he has started.
“Emmanuel is the right man to be the next governor of the state because he has God’s support”.
Akpabio, who also thanked the people of Etim Ekpo LGA for the support the people had extended to him in the last seven-and-a-half years, assured them that the next governor would continue with the “uncommon transformations” he had started in the state.
On his part, Emmanuel assured the people that, if voted into power, his administration would ensure good governance.
He added that the next administration under his watch would focus more on empowering the women and youths in the state.
“For the fact that you all show me love, the next administration under my watch is set for the youths, women and students by providing employment, industrialisation and quality education, among others. I need your support to continue with the development of the state”, he said.