Friday, 16 March 2018

2019: USD people backs Ikpe Obong Senatorial ambition

2019: USD people backs Ikpe Obong Senatorial ambition

*Endorse Gov. Emmanuel for a 2nd term

The Uyo Senatorial District aspiration of Obong Ikpe Obong has received a boost as the Concern Indigenes of the Senatorial District have unanimously expressed their unwavering support to  ensure his successful election to the red chamber of the National Assembly come 2019.

The people who came from the three Federal constituencies of the Senatorial District made the resolve recently in their meeting held in Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

Speaking, the Convener, Mr. Akaninyene Edem, who presided over the political converge, said the meeting was organized to showcase Ikpe Obong as their only choice for the Senatorial District seat come 2019, describing the aspirant as the most credible and capable hand to take USD to the highest height, given his pedigree and antecedent in the Civil Service.

According to Mr. Edem, Obong Ikpe Obong who happens to be the immediate past Secretary General of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Abuja,  has over the years been actively involved in political activities both at local, state and national levels and has made positive impacts as well as placed an indelible marks in the discharge of his duties, adding that he has the capacity in all ramifications to represent the people of Uyo Senatorial District.

He stressed that it is the turn Uyo Federal Constituency to produce the next senator for Akwa Ibom Northwest senatorial district, commending the party for upholding its zoning arrangement in all political positions in the state.

He recalled that the USD rotation started with Senator James Akpanudoedehe from Uyo federal constituency, serving between 1999 and 2003 and was succeeded by Senator Effiong Bob from Etinan federal constituency, between 2003 and 2011, after which a chance was given to Ita Enang and Bassey Albert from Itu/Ibiono federal constituency. He added that it is the turn for Uyo federal constituency, and solicited the support of people to enable Atai Uyo to produce the next senator for USD in 2019.

Also speaking, one of the beneficiaries of Obong Ikpe Obong’s empowerment programmes, Mr Eno Umana, noted the Uyo Senatorial District hopeful has over the years, on a personal capacity, been in the forefront of human capacity development and empowerment, community development as well as other philanthropic activities, expressing conviction that he would do more if given the mandate to represent Uyo senatorial district in the upper chamber of the national assembly.

Other who also spoke at the meeting including; the immediate past Deputy Chairman of PDP – Nsit Ubium Chapter, Obong Bassey Jackson; the Pioneer Deputy Legislative leader of Ibesikpo Asutan LG – Hon. (Elder) Mfon Ekah; a former Councillor – Hon Otobong Ntuen and a Former Councillor – Hon. David Thomas amongst others expressed optimism that Obong Ikpe J Obong  would bring his wealth of experience to bear in effectively representing the people and seeing to the overall growth and development of the area, stressing that  he would maintain an heritage of accomplishment, selfless service, integrity and total commitment to the development of Uyo Senatorial District through personal effort, Federal and State government involvement, public/private sector partnership and viable synergy with other well placed indigenes  of the Akwa Ibom North West with the sole aim of positioning it as one of the developed senatorial districts in Nigeria.

They therefore solicited the support of all and sundry to enable him succeed, calling on all hands to be on deck for the actualization of his vision even as they hoped on him to carry everyone along and make all stakeholders relevant in the scheme of things.

Meanwhile, the People who attended the meeting in a larger number have in totally declared their supports for  the second term aspiration of Deacon Udom Emmanuel in 2019.

They also said “we want to say that we are solidly behind Udom Emmanuel in 2019. We support his second term aspiration because of his excellence performance in the state in terms of human capacity building and infrastructural development amongst others. Aside from that, Udom Emmanuel must complete the turn of Eket Senatorial District in 2019 according to the zoning arrangement of the state. Uyo and Ikot Ekpene Senatorial Districts had rightfully taken their own turn, it is the turn of Eket Senatorial District to occupy the seat in 2019 and In Akwa Ibom Hilltop  Mansion, there is no vacancy for any other person apart from Gov. Udom Emmanuel.” – He asserted.

“Let’s work together to deliver PDP,  Governor Udom Emmanuel and Obong Ikpe Obong as Governor and Senator comes 2019.”

They urged the people to go back to their respective Local Government Areas, Wards and Units to Mobilized for the ongoing Voters’ Card registration exercise and preach the gospel of the duo to the people at the grassroots and as well mobilized effectively for the success of the duo in the coming general elections.

1 comment:

  1. Ikpe Obong is a man with good heart, no better man for the job!!!