UKANAFUN YOUTHS COLLAPSE POLITICAL STRUCTURES FOR NDIANA-ABASI IDONGESIT UDOM
By Emma Akpabio
Ahead of the 2019 elections, the youths of Ukanafun LGA under the umbrella of Wards 11, 8, 7, 6, 4 and 3 today Thursday 8th February 2018, collapsed all political structures to declare total support for Mr Ndiana-Abasi Idongesit Udom as their sole candidate for the Ukanafun/Oruk Anam federal Constituency race.
Speaking in the meeting of all the units commanders of the aforementioned Wards, held in his country home at Idung Nneke in Ukanafun LGA, Mr Ndiana-Abasi Idongesit Udom officially declared his intention to aspire for the seat of Ukanafun/Oruk Anam federal constituency come 2019.
Mr Udom who was presented to the youths by Mr Mbiada Okon Joseph (aka Pally) stated that his aspiration to the House of Representative is a response to the yearnings of the people of the area.
He said that he has come to restore hope in the minds of the ‘common men’. “…my aspiration for the federal house of representative is that of hope for those that are called the ‘common men’, I want to be the slot of the common people”. I want to give you my commitment; stand with me, there will be no disappointment” He added.
Mr Udom who observed in his speech that federal constituency briefing has not been done in the area for a long time, promised that the people of Ukanafun federal constituency will once again have the cause to smile and ask ‘where was this man all the while!’.
The Ukanafun Born financial manager, also noted that the duty of community building is in the hands of the occupants, and therefore admonished all the youths to shun violence, vices, restiveness and embrace peace and unity for the sake of development.
In reaction, the representatives of each ward made their remarks.
Speaking on behalf of Ward 11, a former PPD ward Chairman Hon Prince Mfreke Monday, expressed appreciation to the Aspirant for his bravery and good intentions, he declared total support for the race and promised that Ward 11 will stand by the course till its successful end.
Other Wards representives who spoke and promised to collapse all other political structures for Mr Ndiana-Abasi Udom are:
Mighty Friday James Ward 7, Godwin Ime solomon Ward 6, Hon Amama Ward 3, Mr Etipiko Ward 4 and Mr Uduak Benson for Ward 8 .
d the the courage of Mr Ndiana-Abasi, He noted that Mr Idongesit Udom the father of the Aspirant is a great man, a philanthropist and a community mobiliser. He pleaded with Ukanafun sons and daughters to take the message home and mobilise support for Mr Ndiana-Abasi Udom whom he described as a true son of his father and a beckon of hope.
Also speaking at the event was another political Gurrow – Mr Kingdom Nkantion. Mr Nkantion declared his total support for the Aspirant and went on his kneels to to plead all Ukanafun sons and daughters to reciprocate the kind gestures of the Aspirant and his family by supporting the aspiration.
Responding to the remarks, the Ukanafun/Oruk Anam federal house of reps Hopeful Mr Ndiana- Abasi Udom expressed satisfaction with all the remarks. While expressing appreciation for the show of love, he promised the people that there is no going back Until the mission is accomplished. He assured the remaining wards of Ukanafun LGA that a separate date will be communicated to them for the same purpose.
The meeting that was originally planned for few wards representatives turned out to be a major rally as people in attendance demonstrated solidarity in songs and dance.
In attendance were Youths of different socio political groups, Students, Women, Ward Leaders, friends of Nana Udom, Elders, past and present political office holders from both Ukanafun and Oruk Anam LGA