By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
The All Progressives Party (APC) governorship flag bearer for Akwa Ibom State for 2019 elections, Obong Nsima Ekere has chosen a one-time state chairman of the party, Dr. Amadu Atai as his running mate.
Nsima in a statement in Uyo, the state capital, described Dr. Ahmadu Atai as the best match for his governorship aspiration to bring change to Akwa Ibom state.
He said that Dr. Atai’s passion for the progress and transformation of the state also spoke volume of the reason why he decided to settle for him among others jostling to be picked.
His words, “I am delighted to announce that I have chosen a hardworking and dedicated party and family man, Dr. Amadu Atai as my running mate for the 2019 governorship elections in Akwa Ibom state. As a founding state chairman of APC, Dr. Atai worked tirelessly to build a strong and formidable party in Akwa Ibom State.
“Dr. Atai is an extraordinary intellectual with Ph.D in Political Science. I am honoured to have known and worked with this detribalized son of Akwa Ibom Stae, who has worked very hard to build bridges of hope and opportunities for our people. He will be a good Deputy Governor. His passion for the progress and transformation of Akwa Ibom State makes him the right choice,” Obong Nsima stated.
He called on party men to join hands with them as the party forged ahead to capture Akwa Ibom state from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party with incumbent Governor Udom Emmanuel staging up for the battle.
Obong Nsima Ekere who emerged the APC governorship standard ticket bearer in the just concluded primaries of the party in the state for 2019 general elections hail from Eket senatorial district while Dr. Ahmadu Atai comes from Ikot Ekpene senatorial district of the state.