The Akwa Ibom State governorship candidate in the forthcoming 2019 general elections under the Democratic Alternative (DA) political party, Mr. Johnson Attah, has said his decision to join the governorship race in the state is not by mistake, but a miracle following his connection with God.
Speaking on Tuesday during his 37th birthday celebration at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Mount of Deliverance, Kilometer 1, Old Uyo Village Road, Uyo, he said he has come with the voice of God to tell Akwa Ibom people that there is nothing that can be achieved in this life without involving God.
His words: “Brethren, today is not supposed to be a speech making day, but a day to merry and thank God with me. But let me quickly say this. In the last three and a half decades that I’ve lived, I have been quick to learn that all the flashy and shiny things in life slowly fades, but one thing that continues to shine in my world is my connection with GOD ALMIGHTY and I am charging everyone in this hall never to abandon God no matter the vicissitude. Today, I am who I am because of my firm believe in God”
Attah, an Usher at the RCCG, stated that if elected governor, his office would affect his duty in the church as he would still continue his ushering work in the church by standing by the door to direct people to where they should sit in the church.
The Mkpat Enin-born businessman cum politician assured that there will be a new reign in Akwa Ibom State come 2019, stressing that Nigerian youths have the chance of taking over the affairs of this country in general and the state in particular.
According to him, Akwa Ibom State can become a commercial hub like Lagos State and Aba in Abia State, and asked why people only go to Aba to buy things and people don’t come to the state despite the many resources in the state that can attract people from other states.
The governorship hopeful further stated that if voted into office come 2019, he would increase the Internally Generated Revenues (IGRs) through waterways, saying that there are so many things to achieve from water which he said are wasting.
In the area of agriculture, Attah said the local farmers can be enriched. “We are not up to the stage of mechanised farming. If we can empower our local farmers, Akwa Ibom state will be a food hub for the nation because our lands are very fertile. We can produce to feed the whole West Africa.”