Akwa Nta Effiong, an aspirant for the position of President in the upcoming 2018 UNIUYO SUG Elections in a Facebook post dated 7th June, 2018 at about 11.28pm expressed disappointment in his inability to submit his nomination form for the elections.
He made it clear to his supporters that he didn’t submit the form not because he didn’t have the required CPGA or because he changed his mind about contesting. He stated that the situation was far beyond his control and understanding.
The post was also an official statement that he won’t be contesting in the coming elections, stating his inability to submit the form as reasons.
Read his full statement below:
Good evening Great minds, Team HOPE ALIVE.
With uncontrollable tears in my eyes but with total and absolute submission to the will of the almighty God I write to officially and most respectfully inform you that officially am off the race for the presidency in the upcoming union elections.
It is worthy to note that am not standing down cos I don’t have the required CGPA.
I was the first to buy the form for the race, I completed filling of the form on Tuesday evening and was warming up to submit it on Wednesday.
Fast forward to Wednesday, I was indoors since morning, didn’t go anywhere. But what actually transpired that made me not be able to submit the form on Wednesday is still a mystery I cannot tell till today. I was not sleeping neither was I with anyone at home that could have distracted me from submitting the form. I regained back my senses around 7pm the same day and realised have not submitted my form. All efforts to reach out and submit the said form has proved abortive and hence this press release.
Thank you for your support, love and show of concern so far, God bless you!
I don’t know what to say again, but am consoled by the HOLY BOOK which states that tears may last for the night, but Joy comes in the morning.
In times like this, I need your prayers more than calls so I won’t do something nasty.
May God in his infinite mercies grant each member of team HOPE ALIVE the ability to bear this.
Pls, let’s meet at the usual venue by tomorrow from 4pm so I can appreciate you all for job well done.
Yak isong Ami Andod Ukana!
Thank you very much and God bless you.
To the many comments and questions or reactions that may come in, thank you. Am officially going off social media for sometime.