As recorded in the Holy scriptures about the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, so the entry of Divine Choice Campaign Team for Elder Imoh Okon was in Ikot Ekpeyak Ikono of ward nine, Uyo Local Government Area on Sunday 3rd September 2017. The streets of the little remote village stood agog as the team was welcomed by the youths, women, men and stakeholders in in the country home of a former Supervisory Councilor of Uyo, and a staunch PDP member Obong Edet Michael a.k.a Ayan Udo.
The group which was led by a Cordinator of that ward, an immediate past Councilor of the ward; Hon Uwanna Young, intimated the people of Gov Udom’s strides recorded so far, from wealth creation to human capital development to road construction, industrialization, intrest free loan scheme, entrepreneural development through Akees etc. He further advised everyone to take advantage of any of the strides as their lives shall be affected positively. He also reminded the people of the vehicle that drives Gov. Udom’s passion for service to our state which is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), that there is need for continued support for the party beyond 2019.
Also in the team was Mr. Ubong Udofia who told the people of Elder Imoh Okon’s aspiration as the next Chairman of Uyo Local Government Area. He harped on the need for the people to support the Divine Choice Movement as it will never dissapoint them.
Responding to the team’s call, Obong Edet Michael (Ayan Udo) told the team before their arrival, that the ward had already taken a stand in supporting Governor Udom and Elder Imoh Okon beyond 2019. He took time to state reasons why they have tilt their support for ward eight which Elder Imoh Okon Comes from.
He also brought to light the political antecedents of ward nine which had produced about four Local Government Chairmen and even the present transition. His words; “it would be a high level of partiality, injustice and unfairness if we dont give chance to our brothers in ward eight which never produced a chairman even in a transition before. We have not in anyway sent anyone from ward nine to contest for Chairmanship since we have had our own share for some years now.
It could be recalled that the Governor had once advised that people should respect zoning as it would help in minimizing excessive spending during the elections. If this is so, then should it be that the present Transition Chairman of Uyo is an epitome of disobedience and greed?
A former woman leader of the ward; Mrs Hannah Clement who spoke for the women advised that the women should distance themselves from gain sayers and political mischief makers going around with propanganda looking for the gullible, informing the team of the women’s readiness to support Gov. Udom, the Peoples Democratic Party as well as Elder Imoh Okon’s aspiration beyond 2019.
It was also made known by a youth in the village that the youths have reaolved to join hands in the enthronement of Elder Imoh Okon as the next Chairman of Uyo and Governor Udom Emmanuel for re-election into office in 2019. Hon Aniekan Mkpa admonished the youths never to support a man who went on air(radio) to condemn Udom’s election which was decribed as sham and now wants to serve Uyo and The same Gov Udom under a party he never supported from inception. Others who spoke were Ese Joseph Ekong aka Otubaba, Tony EkongEkong, Idongesit Mbat and Bassey Orok.
Comrade Michael Ekott
Divine Choice 2017.