The service had in attendance, Akwa Ibom State's digital governor, his excellency chief Dr Godswill Obot Akpabio ( CON ) and his dear wife, the deputy governor, Her excellency Noble Lady Valerie Ebe, the secretary to the state government Mr Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, ex-deputy governor, Chief Chris Ekpenyong all commissioners, Local Government chairmen, NULGEA, Paramount rulers and traditional rulers, civil servants, past and present government officials, Christian Association of Nigeria ( CAN ), Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, and all Akwa Ibom State citizen. The event also had Akwa Ibom citizens in the diaspora in attendance.
The event was very colourful, as choristers from various churches denominations graced the occasion with inspiring singspirations.
Some of the big names in Akwa Ibom music industry where there.
One of the most touching part of the occasion was when his governor Akpabio knelt down to pray for Akwa Ibom. Akpabio said "Lets thank God for 26 years of statehood" The Governor prayed that God should choose a credible person to succeed him.
Governor Akpabio further asked God to scatter every enemies of Akwa Ibom. And the people all responded with a thunderous Amen! The event ended on a joyful note.
Tomorrow will be another great day for Akwa Ibomites at the Uyo township stadium, as the all the good people of Akwa Ibom State roll out drums to mark her 26th years of statehood.
God Bless Akwa Ibom State!