Nsima Ekere speaks after emerging APC’s governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom

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Nsima Ekere, the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has reacted to his emergence as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom state.

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Ekere, who enjoys the backing of former Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, beat Bassey Dan-Abia Snr. Edet Efretui and Akpan Udoedehe to the ticket.

“Our great Party, the APC, has spoken. Akwaibomites have spoken.

“They have spoken with one strong voice. They’ve told me to carry the flag of our party and represent them in the next gubernatorial election.

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“This is a historic mandate. It is an honour and a duty I don’t take lightly.

“My special thanks to the leadership and every member of our Party for the confidence reposed in me.

“I will lead you with a purpose. I will lead you to victory.

“Now, we’ve got a state to rebuild and I am ready if you are. The journey begins now! Thank you and God bless you all,” he wrote on his verified Twitter page on Monday.