Mr. Akan Okon, governorship aspirant, Akwa Ibom State.
By Abasifreke Effiong
The One With God campaign organisation, has said that Mr. Akan Okon, is strongly in the 2023 governorship race in Akwa Ibom State and is not contemplating relinquishing his supporters to any other aspirant.
One With God is the governorship campaign organisation of Mr. Akan Okon, the immediate past Commissioner for Economic Development and Ibom Deep Seaport, Akwa Ibom State.
The Director of Communications and Strategy of the organisation, Mr. Willie Etim, stated this in a press release in response to a newspaper report which stated falsely that Mr. Okon has regretted seeking the governorship.
The press release said Mr. Akan Okon has received tremendous support, resounding goodwill and massive acceptance since he declared to run for the governorship of the State and was confident about winning the party primary slated for this month.
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“For emphasis, Mr. Akan Okon is strongly in the governorship race having earlier declared, presented his manifesto to Akwa Ibom people and cleared by the governorship screening committee led by the His Excellency, Senator Duoye Diri, the Governor of Bayelsa State, to contest the forthcoming primary of the party.”
“Our principal has received tremendous goodwill, outstanding support and massive acceptance across the State and beyond, the reason his traducers are out to malign him.”
The release further stated that Mr. Okon has not aligned with any aspirant for the 2023 governorship race, describing the news report as false and urge their supporters and members of the public to discountenance the malicious report which it described as a spin sponsored by detractors who are intimated by the overwhelming support received by Mr. Akan Okon.
“Mr. Akan Okon is in the 2023 governorship to render leadership that will engender shared prosperity. He has no regret seeking to be Governor in 2023 and has not at any time contemplated aligning with any aspirant.”
“We want our teeming supporters in the PDP, Akwa Ibom people at home and in the diaspora, and the general public to discountenance that false report concocted to mislead the public.”
“The headlines were false and one in a series of predictable spin jobs the medium is noted for. We have noted for sometime now that the newspaper is in the habit of producing graphic representation of its cover page with spurious and malicious headlines against people and posting same on social media without a corresponding printed copy or news story for the headline. This is done in a bid to deceive and extort money from those sponsoring it to do the spin. The edition mentioned here which sought to malign Mr. Akan Okon, is one of such”, the release stated.