Governor Emmanuel, Senator Akpabio embrace in church
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Members of Cardinal Ekandem Catholic Church Uyo when the Akwa Ibom PDP governorship candidate, Governor Udom Emmanuel and his opponent of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Nsima Ekere were locked in a warm embrace, while calling for peace in forthcoming general elections in the state.
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