Akwa Ibom guber: How I wrestled against principalities, powers – Gov. Udom Emmanuel

 Udom Emmanuel



The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, on Friday disclosed that he wrestled with “principalities and powers” and not against human beings during the just concluded governorship election in the state.



Emmanuel, who was reelected for a second term, said some strong forces were against the state, but God rescued the state by granting him victory at the election.

He spoke during a thanksgiving service at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, the state capital.


The Governor-elect stressed that God used his victory at the polls to show that his redemption on the cross was not in vain.

According to Emmanuel: “This battle wasn’t about the flesh. We were not wrestling against the flesh but powers and principalities but God gave us victory.

“God used this victory to show that His redemption on the cross was not in vain. God used this victory to defend the church…his name.


“At a point, it seemed as if we were almost overwhelmed but God gave us victory. God used the Akwa Ibom people to show his victory. I have never seen where the people showed love like they did for our governments. Our pledge is that we will continue to serve you God almighty, we will not place your interest above the interest of the common man.

“Every strength, might, wisdom, power that God has given us, we will deploy them to work for the state. I want to thank God for not putting us to shame.

“God has given life to Akwa Ibom state. This is a new beginning for the state. No man shall be able to stop what God has destined for Akwa Ibom state. No man can and no strength can cover Emmanuel. I subdue any altar, man, forces against Akwa Ibom state.”

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