Gubernatorial Aspirant and National Secretary of All Progressive Congress (APC), Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe arrived Akwa Ibom on the 9th of November to celebrate his birthday in Grand style. The politician and Pastor who was a onetime Senator of The Federal Republic of Nigeria at a young age of 37 touchdown different part of the State to mark his 57th birthday.
One of the few important event held to mark his birthday celebration was the award of Cash prizes to winners of Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe Essay Competition at the presentation ceremony held at Bezaleel Hall, AKS House of Assembly Road, Uyo. In his presentation speech, Sen. Udoedehe admonish the pupils who participated in the just concluded Essay competition, and urge them to always work hard, and be good not just to their parent but also to anyone they come in contact with, and above all, they should always put God first in everything they do, as it will pave way for their greatness. The Chairman of the planning committee, Mr. Clifford Thomas in his address thanked the Senator for his philiantrophistical nature and his desire to promote Education in the State, thanking him for also increasing the prizes of the winners of the Essay Competition.
Sen. Udoedehe was also at the APC State party secretariat to inspect the site which was vandalized by hoodlums during the EndSARS protest in the State. At the Party secretariat, he was received by the APC State party Chairman and the APC State party secretary and some other members of the party. Sen. John Udoedehe acknowledge the member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for staying cool during the EndSARS protest that led to the destruction of the party’s property, calling it a wake up time for APC to take over. A document containing reports of vandalized properties was handed over to Sen. Udoedehe by the State party Secretary, pleading with the senator to use his veto powers to ensure that everything destroyed by the hoodlums at the party secretariat during the EndSARS protest be replaced and restructured.
Sen. John Udoedehe also paid a courtesy visit to the NUJ State Headquarters where he was received by journalists in the State. Sen. John Udoedehe thanked journalist for always staying true, calling them the mirror of the society. He also challenges the journalists not to sell their pen for any amount of money, saying that the pen is their pride and integrity. He thanked the journalists for receiving him on his birthday, not minding the rumors spread against him.