By Martins INYANGETOH
In their unalloyed decision and commitment to ensure total victory for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Youths of Ika Local Government Area on Saturday gathered in numbers at the resident of a former Chairman of the Local Government Council, Hon. Saviour Enyiekere, and passed votes of confidence on Governor Udom Emmanuel, and the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
The event, which was at the instance of Hon. Enyiekere to sincerely appreciate youths of the area for their pivotal role during the 2015 general elections and the just concluded Local Government Elections that produced Hon Anthony Udousung as the Council Chairman, witnessed the presentation of sword of protection to the Executive Chairman.
Addressing the Youths, Hon. Enyiekere thanked them for their steadfastness and support, saying “You have proven without doubt that you are in support of development, progress and successes of the area and this is why you always make yourselves available at any point in time that the elders need your support for victory. It is worthy of note that your support aided our victory in 2015 and 2017. So, it is right for us to call on you and say to thank you for your unrelenting support while seeking for more support, collaboration and synergy in subsequent elections especially the forthcoming general elections in 2019″.
Hon. Enyiekere, and others who spoke at the event, used the medium to declare their full support to Mr. Aniekan Umanah, a hopeful of the Abak, Etim Ekpo, Ika Federal Constituency seat, and Mr. Mfon Idung, a hopeful of Ika State Constituency seat. They also declared their unflinching support and commitment to the reelection of Governor Udom Emmanuel and Senator Godswill Akpabio in 2019.
Also in attendance at the colourful event were the National Legal Adviser of PDP, Barrister Emmanuel Enoidem; represented by Hon Uduot Jack, Immediate past Commissioner for Information, Mr. Aniekan Umanah; Chairmen of Essien Udim and Obot Akara Local Government Councils; Hon Raphael Isobara, and Hon Anietie Udoh; Councillors; Supervisors and other political appointees.