Akwa Ibom State Government Not Aware Of VP Osinbajo Visit
Akwa Ibom State Government says they are not aware of the proposed visit of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbanjo to the state.
See below the press statement signed by Charles Udoh, The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information & Strategy.
GOVERNMENT OF AKWA IBOM STATE OF NIGERIA
PURPORTED VISIT OF THE VICE PRESIDENT TO AKWA IBOM STATE
The attention of the Akwa Ibom State Government has been drawn to news reports about a proposed visit of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbanjo to Akwa Ibom State.
The State Government wishes to place on record the fact that it has not been notified about proposed visit as Protocol demands and is therefore unaware of the purpose and duration of the visit. This development is an obvious aberration with a political undertone aimed at embarrassing the Government and people of Akwa Ibom State.
It is unfortunate that political gamesmanship has been taken beyond the realms of normalcy as it relates issues of Protocol.
The Government of Akwa Ibom state remains committed to pursuing its avowed policy of political inclusion and respect for constituted authority.
Ministry of Information & Strategy
February 01, 2019
Udom to receive Osinbajo – Senator Ita Enang
The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang on his facebook page said that “His Excellency, the Governor will be on hand to receive His Excellency, the Vice President.”
Below is what Senator Enang Posted on his facebook page
I Hereby bring to your notice, the visit of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to Akwa Akwa Ibom state tomorrow, Friday, February 1,2019.
While on the visit, the Vice President would be attending many events and answer questions from citizens and stakeholders in a town hall meeting.
He will attend and address APC rally in Nsit Atai LGA and address NPower and SIP beneficiaries at this location, and have some stops/ private visits to chieftains in the state.
He will also visit the Akpan Andem Market in Uyo and Urua Oto in Ikot Ekpene Market to address and interact with markets women, men youths and other citizens.
The Christian Association of Nigeria CAN and the Christian community will also interact with him at the Ibom Hotel and golf resort as well as the business community.
His Excellency, the Governor will be on hand to receive His Excellency, the Vice President.
APC family and all Akwa Ibom people are hereby invited to give the VP a rousing welcome.