2019 elections: Akwa Ibom has no reason to be in opposition —Osinbajo

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday urged the people of Akwa Ibom State to be ready to vote the All Progressives Congress in all the forthcoming elections, saying the state has no reason to be in the opposition party.

Osinbajo who was in the state to disburse Trader Moni, said this while addressing thousands of the All Progressives Congress supporters at a rally held at Nsit-Atai local Government area of the state.

He said “Akwa Ibom should not be in opposition. There is every reason for you to join so that you become part of the next level.

“All of the young people who are here, the government of President Buhari is determined to make sure that not only do you have jobs, but to have quality jobs. That is one of the most important things we are doing. That is why you must support APC.

He disclosed that the federal government has discovered palm oil as a replacement for crude and that Nsit-Atai, a leading Local Government in palm produce would be the first in the country in palm oil production adding that everything was being done to harness palm for the good of all.

“We have found here palm oil which will be a replacement for crude oil,  so you are going to be number one in this Local Government. That is one of the reasons that you must join the Federal government under the APC.

He said the N-Power programme of the federal government is only the beginning of greater things to come adding that the federal government has concluded plans to establish Entrepreneur bank for the beneficiaries of the N-Power program.

“N-Power is only the beginning; we are starting something called the Entrepreneur Bank. That bank is for the disbursement of loans to men and women like these in N-Power who have a plan for the future. The loans will be given to them at very little interest rate so that they can start their own businesses, so that they can make progress.

“When we said in 2015 that we will start N-Power, they said it is impossible, how can you employ 5 million people but we have done it. When said we are going to do Home Grown School Feeding, today we are feeding 9.2million children all over Nigeria. They say it is impossible but Home Grown School Feeding is here. Home Grown School Feeding used 6.8million eggs in one week, and we are expanding it.

Earlier, the APC governorship candidate, Nsima Ekere, promised to run an all inclusive government that would bring smiles to all and sundry and improve on the economic well being of the people of Akwa Ibom State.