By Martins Inyangetoh
The Obong Paul Ekpo-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Akwa Ibom State Chapter, has promised to continually collaborate and engage the press community for development and progress of the State, even in 2018.
The State PDP made this known at the party Secretariat today during a Thank You Parley with the media community, which had over hundred representives from Print and Electronic mediums across the state in attendance.
The party leadership also made members of the media community to smile home with a good number of gift items.
Expressing the party’s gratitude to the media community, the State Publicity Secretary; Comrade Ini Ememobong, who represented the State Chairman, eulogised journalists in the state for their understanding, cooperation, support, and selfless effort in projecting the progress and successes of the PDP-led Government under the supervision of Governor Udom Emmanuel in 2017.
Comrade Ememobong, who was overwhelmed by the large turnout of journalists, expressed gratitude to them for their quick response, even with a very short notice. He used the medium to appeal to them to keep supporting the party and the Udom Emmanuel-led government, so that the successes in the years to come will surpass that of 2017.
In her remarks, the Manager News, NTA Uyo; Mrs Mirian Vincent Okon lauded the party for the show of love, especially at the Yuletide period.
She applauded the giant strides of the Party’s Publicity Unit, which according to her, has made the Akwa Ibom State PDP a reference point for other political parties in the state and beyond.
While giving his remarks, the publisher of The Waves Newspaper, Mr Ephraim Ikpe, poured encomiums on the leadership of the Party for the unprecedented pace that it has set, maintaining that the leadership through the Publicity Unit has shown so much political dexterity,sagacity,tenaciousness and proactivenss in the discharge of its duties.
Comrade Ikpe, on behalf of his colleagues, thanked the leader of the party for its magnanimity during the festive season not minding the economic downturn, adding that the community will continue to support the party and the leadership of the state for more successes and progress to be recorded.