The Akwa Ibom Goodluck Movement ( AKGM ) , one of the
socio – political groups in the state, has called on President
Goodluck Jonathan to run for a second term in office in 2015 .
In a release by the group signed by its Director General , Hon.
Ekere Afia , and made available to our correspondent in Uyo ,
the group said the reason for the support and subsequent
endorsement of President Jonathan was based on his
laudable achievements .
The group said it was the vision of Akwa Ibom people to
ensure the re – election of Jonathan , whom it described as “a
square peg in a square hole .
It also seeks to install the Leader of the State House of
Assembly , Okpolupm Etteh, whom Afia described as a pan –
Akwa Ibom son, as the next Governor of Akwa Ibom State in
“ What we have seen today is the handwork of God. The
politics of the making of President and Governor is not a
marketplace thing . It is done by the kingmakers . Today , we
have been made the king makers. Today , we have been made
mighty men of valour . Let us go in that our might,” he said .
On his part, Director of Publicity / Media , Mr . Nkeneke Efo ,
explained that the support and subsequent endorsement of
Jonathan for a re -election and Etteh for Governor was
supported by all 31 members of the Central Working
Committee ( CWC) , 31 local government chapter co – ordinators,
and elders of the group.
He said the calibre of those that constitute the group was an
indication that the success of the project was sure and that
democracy had come to stay in the country .