Governor Umo Eno of of Akwa Ibom State has said he prefers to achieve an impactful one term in office to having a useless two terms.
The governor made this remark in his reaction to threats by some aggrieved stalwarts of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom state, to withdraw their support and work against him at the next election.
Some stakeholders of the party have been at loggerheads with the governor on his leadership skills. They accuse him of highhandedness and not carrying them along. The governor has however, stated in different occasions, that he is elected to serve the interest of the state and not the interest of a few.
He stated emphatically that he would rather serve a single term decorated with laudable feats than serve for eight years with nothing to show
Governor Eno spoke at a press conference being part of the activities to commemorate the 36th anniversary of the creation of the State christened the ‘Land of Promise.’
The governor insisted that he would rather invest in life-changing projects and programmes for the teeming 7.9 million residents of the state, who entrusted their destiny in his care than allow a few influential people to hold him captive.
“We will be using not less than 50 hectares of land per Local Government Area for farming.“On rural development, we are doing the best we can to take development to rural communities. We have started building model schools, we are soon going to start ambulance services in the rural areas.
We are working with the 31 Local Government chairmen on agricultural development. We will be using not less than 50 hectares of land per Local Government Area for farming”
He promised to invest massively in infrastructural facilities stressing rural development, as he added that his administration is working in tandem with the local government chairmen to acquire 50 hectares of land in each local government area for agricultural purposes.
“I am not perfect, but I promise that I will not deliberately launch this state into something we would regret. We will do our best. in Akwa Ibom State”
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