For sixteen years running, May 29th has been a date of history in Nigeria for people of destiny.

Today, May 29th, 2015, history is made in Akwa Ibom State as the people witness the change of baton of leadership from His Excellency, Chief (Dr.) Godswill Obot Akpabio, CON (The Architect of Uncommon Transformation of Akwa Ibom State) to another God-sent Leader, Deacon Udom Gabriel Emmanuel (The Best).

Your Excellency, the people of Akwa Ibom State had been yearning for a leader who will continue on the legacies and good Governance of the outgoing Governor, Chief (Dr.) Godswill Akpabio, CON to bring them into their prosperity, today you have stood out taller than any other on.

As the saying goes "A Goldfish has no hiding place", with your wealth of experience and managerial prowess in the corporate world, you will continue to remain a shinning star and an achiever for your people.

Sir, as you mount the podium today for this solemn event,I, Chief Saviour Ibanga Enyiekere, the Executive chairman of Ika Local Government Area, on behalf of my dear wife, Esther, Executive Council, Legislature, Traditional Rulers Council, PDP Family, Youth and the unique people of Ika are proud to identify with your success story.

While pledging our unalloyed and unflinching loyalty to you, Ika Local Government Area has rich human and natural resources that could be harnessed for the benefit of the people of our dear state.

Accept our heart felt felicitation.

Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

Long live Akwa Ibom State!

Long live Ika Local Government Area!

Chief Saviour Ibanga Enyiekere, Executive Chairman, Ika Local Government Area