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Udom Emmanuel Chides Opposition: Try To Be Quiet Sometimes



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Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has appealed to opposition politicians in the state not to subject everything in the state to political considerations saying developmental issues should be put above the fray.

Emmanuel spoke on Friday just before the maiden flight of the newly licensed Ibom Air flew out of its Victor Attah Airport hub in Uyo.

He spoke against the background of recent critical media reports on the delay in the commencement of operations of Ibom Airline.

Governor Emmanuel who was represented at the occasion by his deputy, Moses Ekpo said:

“let me use this opportunity to appeal to some of our people in the opposition; it is not everything about us that should be coloured by, or be seen through the prism of politics.

“We should learn to separate development from politics. Ibom Air is a huge achievement for us all.  When we board these aircraft to either Lagos or Abuja and back to Uyo, the Cabin Crew will not ask you whether you are a PDP or APC card-carrying member,  rather you will be greeted and be told “welcome on board” as a proud son or daughter of Akwa Ibom State.

“Sponsoring articles in the newspapers aimed at dismissing the great works we have done such as this, or telling the world, Ibom Air will never become a reality  is highly unfortunate and sad. We are better than this!”

He also used the opportunity to commend the immediate past commissioner for special duties and Aviation Development, “Akan Okon and indeed the entire Staff and Management of Ibom Air ably led by one of our illustrious sons in aviation industry-Captain Mfon Udom” for the painstaking and professional manner they went about securing all the certifications for the commencement of this operations.”

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