Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has urged the state’s parents to caution their children against cultism, noting that the condemnable association makes no benefit.
The governor in a statement on Sunday, August 23 while addressing the state’s citizens said no recognized cultist will be allowed to succeed him as the state governor comes in 2023.
According to him, “It can’t be because of one man the whole village would run away. It is time to go their right way. Most armed robbers and kidnappers are cultists and we will crush them,”
He further cleared the air on allegations that he is planning through a surrogate for a third term in office.
Speaking about running for the Governorship office again in 2023, Governor Emmanuel said, “for peace to reign and for Christ to have control, I am not interested in a third term through a surrogate, the only thing you can help is to ensure that no cultist is allowed to emerge Governor of the state.”
He reiterated his willingness to fight against State cultism, adding that no suspected cultist would be released in any of the LGAs if arrested.
“the only way to ensure peace is to make a way to eradicate cultism, we look up to God, then we embrace peace,” he said. sport question
Governor Emmanuel added, “Some cult groups are clashing in some parts of the state and we have tried to make sure we crush them. We will stop at nothing in ensuring we crush them. It is not our intention to deploy soldiers to volatile areas and you are forcing us to do so.
“Please, let parents talk to their children, they gain nothing from cultism. It can’t be because of one man the whole village would run away. It is time to go their right way. Most armed robbers and kidnappers are cultists and we will crush them.”
During the address the governor disclosed that the shutdown triggered by COVID-19 affected his administration’s completion of internal roads while building in the State. According to him, the roads were to promote the transportation and the distribution of goods and services throughout the state.