The political leader of Okon ward in Eket Local Government Area, Professor Etie Akpan has again reaffirmed that the Peoples Democratic Party remains the only political party in Eket Local Government Area .
Prof Etie made the comment yesterday during a town hall meeting of Okon clan in Nduo Eduo village hall,Eket
He said “PDP is so rooted in Eket,Okon Development is PDP, Eket is PDP, Akwa Ibom is PDP ”
He also charged the people of his ward to remain steadfast with Governor Udom Emmanuel as he is working hard to fulfill his campaign promises. “Remain steadfast with Governor Udom Emmanuel, He is working hard, salaries are paid as when due, ask civil servants from Kogi state, they are owed nine months of salary”
The professor also poured encomiums on Dr Nsidibe Akata over his sincere and humble nature which has made people of the area build trust in him “Dr Nsidibe Akata is a sincere and humble man, he is my direct product and can be trusted with public office”
Also speaking, a community woman leader in Nduo Eduo Okon Development 1 ward, Eket Lady Jane Akpan told Nduo Eduo Community that Dr Nsidibe Akata will work with Governor Udom Emmanuel come 2019 to ensure that he returns for a second term.
She also said the women are already praying and consulting for the House of Assembly aspiration of the Dr Nsidibe Akata. “We have started political consultation for our son, we shall pray for him and work for his dreams come 2019”
The village head of Nduo Eduo 1 Eteidung Obong Effiong Ben Akpan, while giving an open address thanked Dr. Nsidibe Akata for always giving back to the society.
In his remarks at the event Hon Sunday Uso, Chairman of PDP Ward chairmen and Central ward Chairman said he and the entire PDP faithfuls from Central Ward are in support of Dr. Nsidibe Akata. “We support the aspiration of Dr. Nsidibe Akata, this is because God has a hand in this cause” he said.
Reacting, Dr Akata thanked the people of his community for the show of love by his people. On the issue of his aspiration to represent Eket State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly come 2019, the Aspirant who holds a Ph.D in Petroleum Geology, a one- time Lecturer in Geology Dept., UNICAL, who also worked in Exxonmobil for over 18years accepted to throw his cap into the race which he believes with God and the people’s support he will win.
Prayers were offered for the continuous peaceful co-existence of Okon people and the success of the Deacon Udom Emmanuel administration.
Dr. Akata donated 3.0Kva generator and 200 high-quality plastic chairs to the village council and promised to rehabilitate electrical installations in the village council hall.
Dignitaries at the event were PDP Okon Development 1 Ward Chairman Mr. Samuel Akpan James, Vice Chairman of PDP in Eket chapter Hon. Inyang Ebuk, PDP Eket Chapter Secretary Gordian Udoh, Cardinal Ima Ekanem, PDP ward Chairman Urban 3.
Others include Hon Uso Udoisong, Former Legislative leader Eket Local government area, Rtd. Chief Ime Ekam former Chief Magistrate, Mr Udo Idiong, APC ward Chairman Okon Development 1, and Dr Udo Ekanem, APC Chieftain,