Governor Udom Emmanuel is one of the five PDP governors in the South-South region of Nigeria (photo credit: NAN)

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has selected his deputy, Moses Ekpo, as his running mate for the 2019 governorship election.

The governor disclosed this while presenting Ekpo before the State caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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Emmanuel said Ekpo had shown resilience and capacity in the discharge of his duties.

The governor noted that it was important to keep a winning team and vowed to remain focused in consolidating on his achievements in office.

Speaking, Moses Ekpo said he accepted the nomination as a responsibility to commit more to the service of the people.