Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Mbo, Udung Uko, Oron embrace Esuene

Mbo, Udung Uko, Oron embrace Esuene

Senator Helen Esuene was on Friday October 10, 2014 warmly received by the people of Mbo, Udung Uko and Oron Local Government Areas during her second lap consultation of the people of the state prelude to the November 29, P.D.P Gubernatorial Primary.

Addressing the mammoth crowd at Mbo, Senator Esuene said she was aware of the problems of the area and has come to assure the people that if elected as Governor of the state come 2015, she will prioritize Mbo during her first one year in office, in terms of overall development.

She canvassed for support during the party primary while mentioning some of the projects she has attracted to the area as a Senator including job opportunities and scholarship for students of Mbo.

Speaking, Chief Nyong Otiokpo applauded Senator Esuene’s courage for breaking the jinx as the first woman in Akwa Ibom State to contest the gubernatorial race since the advent of democracy in Nigeria.
Chief Otiokpo wished the distinguished Senator God’s blessing in her aspiration “even though Oro Nation needs the position of Governor come 2015 as a right”

At Eyesin in Udung Uko Local Government Area, Senator Esuene lamented over the dilapidated condition of the only road leading to the hinterland and promised to rehabilitate it the moment she enters office as Governor in 2015.

Responding, Rt. Hon. Bassey Etim Edet gave kudos to the Chairman Senate Committee on Women and Youth Matters for the projects she has established in the area even as a Senator whose primary function is law making.

He however lamented the lack of infrastructure in Udung Uko L.G.A including a befitting office accommodation for traditional rulers, stressing that the area has been abandoned by successive governments in the state.

Chief Edet thanked the Senator for the car gift she gave to Mrs.  Mercy Ita from the area among other empowerment to widows from Eyesin and prayed God to continue to protect and elevate her for continuous service to humanity.

Present during the visit were traditional rulers including the village head of Eyesin, Women Groups, Party Chieftains, Youths and Members of Association of Former Elected Councilors of Nigeria, Udung Uko Chapter.

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