The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has stated bluntly that no cultist would succeed him in office come 2023, noting that he has no agenda to foist a surrogate on the people of the state.

Speaking on Sunday in Uyo during an open interactive session with Akwa Ibom people monitored by Vanguard correspondent, the Governor vows never to allow any cultist take over the reins of governance from him in 2023.

He said,

“For peace to reign and for Christ to have control, I am not interested in third term through a surrogate, the only thing you can help to do is to ensure that no cultist is allowed to emerge Governor of the state.

“Some council areas are highly volatile so if they nominate a cultist we would not permit such. Any cultist arrested would not be released.

“The only way to ensure peace is to make a way to eradicate cultism if you want to ensure peace, we look up to God, then we embrace peace.

“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 out 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.”

Gov. Udom Emmanuel

The Governor also explained why he is opening up more internal roads in the State saying that it is to allow for ease of transport and movement of goods and services.

He admitted that the lockdown caused by COVID-19 has affected the completion time of projects but pledged that the roads will be completed in good time as government and governance is a continuum.

The Governor disclosed that all issues of pensions and gratuities will surely be given the rapid attention they are presently receiving.

24 COMMENTS

  1. We find out today that our youth are killing themselves base on power against each other cultism does not profit anybody instead it kills you before your time please let’s continue to pray for our children to help stay away from cultism it does not pay

  2. Parents really needs to talk to their children and advice them too not to join what they don’t knw also and having less friends. Because this cult things too much for this country they are now taking it as a hand work. God will surely help them.

    • It’s not about that dearie, most parents have tried thier own best training thier children, but what has the country got for the children? Because you must surely go out to the world.

    • This cultism thing begins from small
      Where by little children start bullying themselves
      From there there grow up with that habbits and it turns out to be something else

  3. Please there is nothing to pray for, this cultism was brought to this very country by some elders who still feel there know too much about life,
    And there have carried many youths into it, and now it is bad?
    If cultism must stop in NIGERIA, then there should come openly and say, all registered cult group know as club should be close for enternitie.

  4. It’s unfortunate that the said cultists are at the helms of governance and political affairs today, they dictate who rules the state, it’s unfortunate that most scrupulous politicians patronize and partner with them to take over government thereby making mockery of our political and electioneering processes,
    It is a good stand by the governor, handing over government to cultists will always lead to political and civil unrest, Nigeria is long overdue for change.

  5. What has cultism actually given the youth that they can’t just do without . it a Mon profit group that mess u up at you early stage in life

  6. What has cultism actually given the youth that they can’t just do without . it a non profit group that mess u up at you early stage in life

  7. Eradication of cultism is a very good idea, but Strategic provision of POVERTY ALLEVIATION SCHEMES enhances THOROUGH ERADICATION OF CULTISM because HUNGER and GREED gave birth to CRIME and CORRUPTION. Let’s tackle hunger FIRST and greed SECOND, only then can we have a society immersed in HARMONY.

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