Wednesday, 16 August 2017

PDP Okopedi Ward II to build a world class party office

Arising from the  Statewide stakeholder’s meeting of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Okopedi Ward II of the party, it resolved to continually work for the progress of the party and give unflinching support to the leadership of the party and the State Governor, Deacon Udom Emmanuel.

In a power packed resolution moved by the leader of the ward, Rt. Hon. (Chief) Bar. Peter Linus Umoh, a one time member of the Constituent Assembly, Speaker of the AkwaIbom State Assembly in the 2nd Assembly and the fomer member representing Oron Federal Constituency in National Assembly opined that there is a need for the party to build befitting Chapter/Ward offices of the party across the nation.This he said will serve as a unifying factor to bring members together as they will have an identity at the various levels of the party.

The former law maker poured encomium on the former Head of States, President Ibrahim Babangida for having towed this line by building such edifice throughout the Federation during his tenure.
He decried the stress the Ward Chairmen have to go through in raising rents to pay in rented apartments.He cited an example of a Ward that was thrown out by the landlord in a full meeting due to inability to meet up with payments.

Accordingly, the ward unanimously moved a motion for a Ward office to be built for the use of Okopedi Ward II with funding from within. The proposed Ward structure when completedwill house an event center, a recreation/relaxation section where indoor sports facilities will be provided for the use of the party faithful.

The leader of the Ward Rt. Hon. Chief Peter Lines Umoh in agreement with the stakeholders of the Ward, made strong case submission that if the party was made to run like a co-operative society where every member had a stake, the issue of defection will never arise as everyone in the party will have a stake and would not want to abandon his or her investment no matter the circumstance. 

Consequently,PDP faithfuls of Okopedi Ward II in Okobo Local Government Area gave thumb upat the decision pointing out that when completed, they will become the pace setter in this aspect by initiating the Cooperative Society into the party.

The proposed Party House, is to be used as the Co-operative meeting point, which aside from event center, and recreational spots will also boast of transportation and agro allied business.

The meeting which attracted all stakeholders from all the units of the ward held at the Ward Chairman’s OfficeAmammong.

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