President Buhari has appointed former Senate minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, as the national coordinator of the presidential support committee ahead of 2019 general elections Akwa Ibom state coordinator of the committee, Pastor Mfon Okon, who disclosed on Thursday, December 27, in Uyo, said four indigenes of the state have also been appointment into the committee.
He said the appointees included: Lady Valerie Ebe, a former deputy governor of the state as chairman, national advisory committee, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, national director- planning and strategy, Senator Aloysius Etok, national director for inter-party affairs, and the party’s south-south zonal woman leader, Rachael Akpabio, as the national assistant welfare secretary.
Okon said the appointments were a reflection of the confidence President Buhari reposed on their ability to successfully work for his re-election in the forthcoming presidential election.
He called on the people of the state to fully key into national politics by supporting the All Progressives Congress (APC) to return the president, and ensure that the party wins Akwa Ibom state in 2019.
Meanwhile, preparations are underway by the APC in the state to ensure a hitch-free south-south zonal flag-off of President Buhari re-election campaign slated for the Godswill Akpabio international stadium, Uyo on December 28. NAN