By Martins Inyangetoh
The State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Akwa Ibom state today inaugurated the Mobilization and Advisory Committee in four more Federal constituencies including Ukanafun/Oruk Anam Ikot Abasi, Eket and Oron Federal constituencies.
The Inauguration ceremonies which was presided over by the State PDP Chairman, Obong Paul Ekpo, who led other Members of the State Executive Committee of the Party, had in attendance a good number of PDP faithfuls and intending members who thronged the venues to witness the event.
In his remarks, Obong Ekpo eulogised the party faithfuls who have remained supportive and united for the past 17 years of the existence of the party, stressing that, remaining steadfast during the period of the National Leadership crises, is a demonstration of absolute faith in the PDP.
Ekpo restated the resolution of the party to uphold the principle of zoning, maintaining that, the party will ensure equity and fairness in the process of electing popular party members into the respective offices in the forthcoming Local Government elections.
Speaking on behalf of the Coordinators for Ukanafun /Oruk Anam Federal Constituency, Rt Hon. Udo Kierian lauded the party leadership for the effort to unite the party and return power to the grassroots. He assured that they will work hard to ensure victory for the party in the up local government elections.
In his remark, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon Udo Ekpenyong appreciated the efforts of the party leadership for deeming it fitting to commence the mobilization exercise in preparation for the upcoming November 11 Local Government elections while assuring the party hierarchy that the Federal Constituency will deliver victory to the PDP.
Other speakers including, Hon Ekong Sampson, Ikot Abasi, Elder Ben Udobia Eket, Hon Mrs Felicia Bassey and Hon Victor Antai both of who spoke for Oron Federal Constituency, all commended the party leadership for the energizing the party with the new orientation of Political inclusion, in the bid to return the party to the people by engaging members across the Chapters,Wards ,harping that, the development will make the party successful.
They in their separate remarks affirmed that PDP remains the home for all their constituencies and pledged to join hands in repositioning the party for a massive Victory in all subsequent elections while lauding the Governor for the developmental strides recorded across the length and breadth of the State, appointment of great sons and daughters from their respective constituencies into political Offices.
Former Deputy Governor, Her Honour, Noble Lady Valerie Ebe in her remarks, commended Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel for performing creditably, maintaining that, his examplary leadership has restored PDP to its pride of place. Lady Ebe called on all the people of Akwa Ibom State to support Governor Udom Emmanuel for a second term in office.
Membership of the committee comprises all Appointed Coordinators, Secretaries, Chapter Executive, Ward Chairmen, Youth Council and Caucus Chairmen among other stakeholders as members.
The State PDP chairman charged the newly inaugurated committee Members to mobilize all qualified party Faithfuls for the ongoing Voter registration Exercise and ensure that the PDP guidelines for the electioneering are observed to the latter.