Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, on Monday dared his predecessor Senator Godswill Akpabio to a debate ahead of the 2019 election.
Emmanuel’s challenge was an apparent reply to Akpabio’s comments at Ikot Ekpene on Sunday.
The former governor had stated that “Udom (Emmanuel) is a mistake that must be corrected in 2019.
“All hands must be on deck to ensure that the mistake is corrected for a people-oriented leadership under the ruling All Progressives Congress at the centre,” he had said.
Responding, the governor at a rally in his honour at Onna Sports Stadium, said he was ready to present the facts of his administration to the world and that anyone who can confront him should come forward.
He said: “I have heard things, and I want to challenge any who thinks he has the truth to come out, I will use my personal money to hire the media.
“Let’s present facts to Nigerians, let’s see who would tell the truth and who will also tell a lie”.
“However, the issue on ground is Akwa Ibom, it’s about the development of this state, it’s about our children in public schools who are excelling in international competitions, it’s about the price of garri that we have drastically dropped, it’s about the unity of this state which we believe in”.