Ahead of the forthcoming local Government Council Elections in the State. The State Chairman of the ruling peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Obong Paul Ekpo; at the flag-off campaign in Esit Eket assured the entire people of Esit Eket of securing lanslide victory come December 2nd.
Paul Ekpo made the statement whilst admitting over 850 members of the (APC), into the PDP family.
Accordingly, the flag-off train is meant to enlighten the people on the need to vote for PDP along side presentation of party flag to its chairmanship and councillorship candidates.
In an opening remarks by the Esit Eket chapter chairman, Elder Eddy Etanganga; quoting from the books of Exodus chapter 14:13 and Isaiah 7:7 ” the emergence of Iniobong Robson as the PDP chairmanship candidate is a clear manifestation of God’s promises to the chosen people of Esit Eket; and we can’t do otherwise.
He urged all to remain confident in supporting the course of PDP by voting Iniobong Robson into office as the next executive chairman for greater Esit Eket to be realized.
The State Youth leader, Hon. Enobong Harry in his speech applauded Elder Benjamin Udobia as an architect of development. He said that the gathering is an indication of thanksgiving to God for granting PDP victory in the forthcoming pool even before the elections.
“We are gathered here to show you that we are intact; the youths have promised to remain loyal to the party knowing that governance is for the youths and the youths have agreed to deliver Iniobong as the next executive chairman of Esit Eket and Governor Udom Emmanuel for a second term of (4) years after 2019”.
Speaking also was Engr. Anitie Elijah who recently collapsed his political structure in support of the Esit Eket PDP chairmanship candidate after loosing the party’s primaries.
Anietie maintained that at all times you see a winner; there is no need challenging victory that is obvious. He commended the opposition party for turning down their electoral power in favour of the PDP emphasising that there’s no other party in Esit Eket outside the PDP.
Supporting the position of other speakers, MP. Mrs. Ekpotai; member representing Eket Federal Constituency described PDP in Esit Eket and Akwa Ibom in general as APGA in Anambra state.
Elder Udobia; in his remarks, poured encomiums on the commissioner for works, Mrs. Ekpotai, Dr. Usoro Akpanusoh and the party’s flag bearer, Engr. Iniobong Robson.
Elder Ben thanked all present at the flag-off campaign. He advised them to have confidence in the PDP leadership stressing that there is more to be benefited in the future under the PDP.
He also assured the people that the elders of Esit Eket will not object to electing Iniobong into power as the next executive chairman of Esit Eket base on enormous and visible developmental strides as demonstrated by our pragmatic and purposeful Governor.
The political leader further advised the admitted defectors to keep hope alive and to remain proactive in promoting and projecting government policies and programs to enable an accelerated development for Esit Eket people.
Dr. Usoro Akpanusoh; member representing Esit Eket/Ibeno State Constituency in the state House of Assembly commended the good people of Esit Eket for embracing and accepting the choice of Iniobong Robson as the next chairman come December 2nd 2017.
Usoro who was filled with excitement over the collapse of APC in Esit Eket reiterated his unquestionable loyalty to the peoples Democratic Party leadership and the Governor.
He thanked the political leader, the commissioner for works and the party describing them as best team actively working to ensure consistent and sustainable progress to Esit Eket thus, putting PDP to remain Predominant.
The State legislator added that Nobody can change the victory of PDP in which he is a beneficiary.
The leader of the 850 APC members that defected to the PDP Mr. Friday Harry; in his speech condemned his earlier action to have embraced the APC. Mr. Harry expressed joy of acceptance by the PDP leadership. He maintained that the APC is completely collapsed in Esit Eket base on established records by the PDP and it’s leadership.
Obonganwan Ikot; who spoke on behalf of the women thanked the state Government and the PDP leadership for playing active roles to ensure PDP remains the party to be celebrated in Akwa Ibom State.
She also commended the Governor for assiduously working for the rapid industrial growth of the state.
The PDP State chairman, Obong Paul Ekpo; earlier in his speech declared that there is no opposition in Akwa Ibom;positing that Akwa Ibom is PDP and PDP is Akwa Ibom. He said that we are here to tell our people that it is time to work and to deliver.
Obong Paul added that the PDP campaign train is moving with the women and logistics to ensure we are the waging party capable of victory and we will not fail to reelect our Governor Udom Emmanuel as governor for another term of 8 years under the PDP come 2019.
Giving the closing remarks was the PDP chairmanship candidate, Engr. Iniobong Robson; He acknowledged the open confident given him by the good people of Esit Eket.
He however assured the entire people of Esit Eket of returning the power to them through service to humanity.
He further commended the Governor for showing the people of Esit Eket uncompromising love and priority in his administration.
The chairmanship hopeful promised to run an inclusive government urging the people not to allow themselves to be used as political scapegoats. I plead you to continue in giving this magnitude of support and encouragement to the Governor and to our leaders at various stratas to enable them consolidate accordingly.
Notable dignitaries at the event were Elder Benjamin Udobia; political leader of Esit Eket, Hon. Emem Edukere; chairman Esit Eket, Hon. Commissioner for works, Akparawa Ephraim Inyang-Enyen; Hon. Usoro Akpanusoh & wife; Member Esit Eket / Ibeno State Constituency, Hon. Pst. Isaiah Abia; SA on project, Obong Paul Ekpo; State Chairman of PDP. Barr.Ekong Sampson; SA, Buruea Of Political and Legislative Affairs.
Hon.Harrison E. PDP State Secretary, Barr. Akpadiaha Ebitu; State Teasuer, Barr.Iniobong Ememobong; Publicity Secretary, Hon. Victor Bassey Isangedighi; Hon. Mrs. Owodighi Ekpotai; Hon. Mfon Nkantuen; Obongiwaad Godwin Williams; President of Afigh Iwaad Ekid.
Others are Hon. Nkereuwem Akwaowo; Commissioner representing Esit Eket in the judiciary service commission, Hon. Samuel Itama; Vice Chairman designate, Hon. Anyangha Edet; former council chairman, Hon. Grace Ekpo; Prince Enobong Asubop; Hon. Imoh Jonah; Akparawa Utitofon Edoho; Hon. Friday Ukpa; Akparawa Uyoata; Former Transition secretary, Esit Eket Youth caucus & youth council chairmen, all chapter and ward executives of the PDP, The Godfather, Mr. Ubon Marcus; women groups, youths, cultural groups amongst others.