Monday, 20 August 2018


Henshaw Nyong, UYO.

In recognition of his excellent performance since assumption of office, the people of Eket Senatorial District in Akwa Ibom State will today, bring out their Permanent Voter's Cards (PVCs) and beseech one of their own; Governor Udom Emmanuel, to continue in office beyond 2019

Eket Senatorial District has twelve local government areas including the place of birth of Governor Emmanuel; ONNA. Others are: Eket, Esit Eket, Ibeno, Mkpat Enin, Ikot Abasi and Eastern Obolo, Oron, Okobo, Urueoffong Oruko, Udung Uko and Mbo Local Government Areas.

The event which is tagged: "Eket Senatorial District Mega Endorsement Rally", would be chaired by a former State Deputy governor and one-time Nigeria's Ambassador to Italy; Chief Etim Jack Okpoyo, is billed to take place at the ONNA Township Stadium, Abat.

It will be recalled that the people of Uyo and Ikot Ekpene Senatorial Districts on the 26th May at Uyo Township Stadium and 16th July at Ikot Ekpene Township this year, endorsed the State Chief Executive to continue in office beyond 2019.

The two events had in attendance Governor Emmanuel's predecessor; Distinguished Senator Godswill Akpabio and other reputable sons and daughters of Akwa Ibom.

It is believed that the harvest of endorsements across the length and breadth of Akwa Ibom is the re-affirmation of the call for justice and equity, which stipulates that Governor Udom Emmanuel, from Eket Senatorial District, must do two terms as done by their counterparts from Uyo through Obong Victor Attah between 1999 and 2007 and Ikot Ekpene by Chief Godswill Akpabio from 2007 to 2015.

However, Monday's endorsement rally by Eket Senatorial District, is considered the height of other endorsements as it would reverse the Biblical statement that, “a prophet is without honour except in his home town.”

Dignitaries expected at the mega rally include the wife of the Governor; Deaconess Martha Udom Emmanuel and the Deputy Governor, Obong Moses Ekpo.

Others include: the Speaker; Barr Onofiok Luke and all the members of the State House of Assembly, Secretary to the State Government, the National Legal Adviser of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Barr Emmanuel Enoidem, State Chairman of PDP, Obong Paul Ekpo and the SWC, Commissioners, Chairmen of Local Government Councils, Chairmen of Boards and Commissions, Councillors and Supervisors, royal fathers, clergymen, registered social and political groups, and indeed, the peace loving people of Akwa Ibom State.

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