An unprecedented crowd was recorded yesterday 26 Oct 2018 at Ndiya, Ikot Akpa Edet, the country home of the pdp standard flagbearer for Ikono/Ini federal house of representatives in the 2019 general elections, Obong Emmanuel Ukpong-udo
The renowned Health & Safety Consultant in sub Saharan Africa region in his opening remarks maintained that he is obligated and owes a thank you to all for standing by Gov Udom Emmanuel, Obong Chris Ekpenyong, Obong Emmanuel Ukpong-udo and Hon Asuquo Nana for the mandate in trust of our respective offices. “We called you today to say thank you for the trust and confidence reposed on us and it’s our promise that we will not let you down”.
The PDP faithfuls came out in large numbers from the 11 wards across Ikono led by 11 ward chairmen and their entire PDP chapter and ward structures.
It’s also worthy to note that a good number of the party faithfuls from INI local government led by the Director General of Mkpoikana-Abasi 2019, Barr Inyangidim also came to witness the event.
In their separate remarks, the Ikono youth caucus chairman, Ikono Dakkada youth coordinator, Ikono student bodies, Ikono chapter village youth presidents past and present, entertainers forum and notable individuals all affirmed their resolve and absolute commitment to PDP.
The climax of the event saw more than 3,000 youths & women drawn from various wards pledging absolute loyalty to the course of pdp and assured that they will do everything within their powers to making sure that pdp comes out victorious in the forth coming elections.
Other personalities who spoke in the gathering was the chapter chairman Ikono, Obong Moses Akpan who thanked God that it is in his tenure that brought about the emergence of M×M (Macaire ×Mbakara) which has made the upcoming general election very simple and easy.
Engr Sylvanus Nyauko spoke on behalf of all the aspirants who contested to one office or the other in the just concluded primaries. He commended the conduct and the outcome of the primaries which produced Obong Emmanuel Ukpong-Udo as the PDP candidate for House of Reps and Asuquo Nana for House of Assembly respectively, he assured the party that he has accepted the result of the primaries and promise to team up with the candidates in the area and make sure that PDP wins in all elections come 2019.
While thanking the people, Obong Emmanuel Ukpong-udo advised that no one should henceforth separate what he is doing from the party, that Macaire has done this or Macaire has done that, it should be attributed to the party, the PDP.
He emphasized that anybody who loves Macaire should work for the success of His Excellency Deacon Udom Gabriel Emmanuel that they should make no mistake of saying we know only Macaire, as ten (10) federal house of Representative members cannot be equated with one state Governor likewise 3 senators cannot also be equated with one state Governor, so for the benefits of Akwa Ibom people, they should vote Governor Udom Emmanuel in the 2019 upcoming elections.
Others who gave goodwill messages included chapter women leader, chairman of ward chairmen, the Vice chairman of Ikono council, councillors from the three different zones in Ikono, supervisors, youth groups, Elder’s forum and host of others.