I wish to register my sincere appreciation, first, to God for granting us a successful Students’ Solidarity March for Governor Udom Emmanuel. Let me also, express the the appreciation of the Akwa Ibom Students to the Governor for giving us the opportunity to demonstrate our solidarity for him and his reelection.
The solidarity Rally was not only necessary, but timely, given the Governor’s lofty achievements in the education sector and efforts aimed at bettering the lots of Akwa Ibom Students.
From the proscription of cultism which has made our campuses safer for studies, to the construction of internal roads, new classrooms, office and hostel blocks, one can see clearly, that the Governor deserves more support from Akwa Ibom Students.
Let me particularly thank the Governor for promising to donate three buses to the students and to have a round table discussion with students on how to pay bursary and further promote students’ welfare. One thing is certain, the consciences of Akwa Ibom Students can’t be bought with money, so the solidarity March was to show that Legitimate students are all in support of Governor Udom Emmanuel. Again, that no student was forced to join the Solidarity Rally, is a pointer that Akwa Ibom Students will willingly, vote for Governor Udom Emmanuel, to stay till 2023.
We’re fully aware that some disgruntled elements without trace of origin, posing as Student Leaders who have only but ‘1 Vote’ have taken it upon themselves, to throw tantrums on His Excellency. Though we wish not to join issues with anybody, we wish to let everyone understand, that we are ready to slug out with them, anytime they feel they’re ready to take us on.
I wish to commend the dogged efforts of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for adequately disbursing the funds to group leaders across board and to apologize to Nigerian Students for the delay, it is said ‘Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well’, I extol the S.A on Students Affairs Comr. Aquilla Otobong Akpan for outright focus & for not playing politics with over 20,000 Nigerian Students who happily marched for greatness and continuity, I also thank you for not allowing pressure push you into making hasty decisions, I understand the real enemies of Nigerian Students are afraid anytime we gather, so don’t be perturbed Ma, we will conquer them any-day anytime.
Finally, His Excellency, please remember even Jesus Christ who came to save mankind was rejected by the very people he came to save. However, just like the disciples of Christ Jesus, Akwa Ibom Students under my leadership are ever ready to pave the way, and ensure His Excellency completes his eight years tenure.
Dare to Struggle👏 Dare to Win💪
Thank you, Governor Udom Emmanuel.
-Comrade Akwaowo Clifford