A frontline aspirant for the governorship seat in Akwa Ibom State, Mr Akan Udofia, caused a major stir at the PDP National Convention on Saturday, October 30, 2021, when he stormed the Eagle Square venue against some negative speculations to the contrary.
Prior to the billionaire’s significant entrance to the PDP Convention, there were also some wild doubts as to his membership of the party.
However, led by a retinue of supporters to the Akwa Ibom stand,
the strategic entrance the GMD of Decison Group of Companies took some Akwa Ibom delegates at the convention by surprise, with many rushing to exchange pleasantries with him.
Most of his supporters, dressed in black or white “Akan Udofia” T-shirts, sang and danced to herald the frontline contender. Most of the songs centered on the hitherto silent humanitarian efforts of the aspirant.
Aside from the “AKProsperity” umbrellas displayed by Udofia’s supporters, there were others used by the food vendors right from the entrance of the Eagle Square.
Udofia’s banners conspicuously displayed around the venue also proclaimed the expected prosperity to be ushered into Akwa Ibom by the international businessman.
Udofia, displaying his trade mark humility, went round paying homage to prominent politicians at the venue, including the state Governor.
At the VIP stand, where he eventually sat with Governor Udom Emmanuel, the two prominent sons of Akwa Ibom state were seen engaging in animated discussion, apparently centering on how to improve the social and economic fortunes of the state.
Addressing some Akwa Ibom people in Abuja later, Udofia promised to focus on tourism, human development and economic empowerment.
Udofia who grew his father’s company from a 15-member establishment to 4,700 global concern, said he has the pedigree to change the economic fortunes of Akwa Ibom state by bringing in his relevant foreign partners.