Guinness World Record cancels 50 hours read alloud attempt, asks competitor to start a fresh

By Samuel Abasiekong-Abasiekong

John Obot an indigene of Akwa Ibom State, south-South Nigeria who has been experiencing technical faults in recording his outing in his approved attempt to read 42 books aloud for 145 hours to break the Guinness World Record has been asked to start a fresh.

Obot had secured an official approval from GWR to start the attempt on September 9, 2023 and stop on Friday 15th.

He stopped the ‘read aloud attempt’ on Monday 11th September after reading for 50 hours when he started experiencing poor sounds and other technical faults in recording and documenting of the event.

A Press Statement signed by Dr. Udeme Nana, the Chief Executive Officer of Uyo Books Club and promoter of John Obot outing tagged as ‘Readmania’ said the hours so far spent by the competitor since Saturday 9th will not count for him as GWR has accepted that he starts a fresh on September 12, 2023.

John is attempting to read aloud 42 books written by indigenous authors for 145 hours in 24 hours round the clock with 5 minutes break per hour.

The wife of Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mrs. Patience Umo Eno was at Watbridge Hotel the venue of the event on Monday to encourage John Obot for the attempt.

Earlier on Saturday at the flag off of the event, the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information Comrade Ini Ememobong and his counterpart Sir Charles Udoh of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism were on ground to show solidarity from Akwa Ibom State Government.

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