Governor Godswill Akpabio
The people of Oron nation in Akwa Ibom State have insisted that it is their turn to produce the governor of the state in 2015, saying since the state was created under a tripod system of Ibibio, Anang and Oron tribes, it is high time Oron man or woman control the affairs of the state.
Plans were also laid on how to develop all the communities in Oron land. They added that in few years’ time, with the awareness going on amongst their people, all the Local Government Areas that comprise Oron would benefit from the natural resources deposited in their region if well harnessed, hence the move to have a governor from the Oron extraction.
The people made their position known during a Town Hall meeting held in Lagos under the auspices of Essu Nlap Oro Development Organisation last week.
“Come 2015, Oron people will produce the next governor of the state who will bring development to all the nook and cranny of the state and not Oron alone, and we have vowed to support who ever emerges as the candidate in the primaries in 2014 from the Oron extraction,” they stated.
For Oron to experience development, they unanimously agreed that there must be social harmony and adequate security in the area , maintaining that “nobody wants to spend his or her hard-earned money as ransom to kidnappers.”
Speaking to THISDAY, the president of South-west chapter of the organisation, Mr. Chris Ebiefie, disclosed that the town hall meeting was a platform to bring to the knowledge of the Oron people their plans for 2015 and their position to produce the governor of the state in the next political dispensation.