The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has urged the people of the state to vote for candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming general elections.
Lawan, who made the appeal on Monday in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital at the APC presidential campaign rally, held at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, urged the youth and women in particular to vote for APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for job opportunities and entrepreneurship.
He said: “This mammoth crowd is a very clear testimony of one thing: Today, Akwa Ibom has spoken. Today, South-South has spoken. Today, Niger Delta has spoken.
“Akwa Ibom is the political epicenter of the South-South. What you have shown here is what determines elsewhere in the South-South and you have shown determination, consistency, courage and patriotism for standing with APC.
“Akwa Ibom youths, do you want employment opportunities? Vote Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. He will create employment opportunities for you. Akwa Ibom women, do you want entrepreneurship? Vote Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Today, other parties are going round, don’t trust them. They held power for 16 years before. Don’t vote for them. What you need is to make sure that Akwa Ibom goes into the mainstream of the Nigerian politics. Carry the South-South, carry the Niger Delta into the mainstream of the Nigerian politics.
“What I mean is: vote APC President, APC Governor, APC Senators, APC House of Representatives, APC State House of Assembly members.”