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Obasanjo advocates transfer of performing govs to other states

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has advocated for the amendment of some sections of Nigeria’s constitution, so that performing governors in the country would be transferred to other states to ensure even development.

Chief Obasanjo, who was in the state to participate in the flag-off campaign of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Uyo Senatorial District, stated this at a dinner organised in his honour at Government House, Uyo. He regretted the constitutional barrier limiting democratically elected governors to their states of origin.

He recalled that under military dispensation, Administrators were posted to states other than those of their origin, and wished same system could apply in a democratic setting to create room for Governor Akpabio to bring his wealth of developmental experience to bear on other states within the sub-regions and Nigeria as a whole.

“Akpabio will soon turn Akwa Ibom to a paradise using the flyovers and all forms of transportation including roads, airport, Independent Power Plant,IPP, and gas processing industry, among others. Railway will soon come. The truth is that the governor is not only doing things that benefit the state alone but other states. I feel proud with what you have done in the last four years,” he said.

The PDP Board of Trustees Chairman stressed the need for collaboration between some governors in the South/South and South/East Regions and Chief Akpabio in making their states a hub of economic activities in the regions, saying that the projects executed in the state were beneficial to the state and to her neighbours.

The ex-President who mentioned the use of neighbouring Aba, Calabar and Port Harcourt as centres of development, extolled Akpabio’s development effort thus “If you have not landed in Uyo, you have not gone to any place in this part of the Country”.

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