By Dopse Eberefiak
Following the outcome of the just concluded People’s Democratic Party (PDP) primaries in Akwa Ibom state, the Executive Chairman of Uruan Local Government Area, Hon. Henry Udofia in collaboration with the Coordinator of Divine Mandate Campaign Organization, Uruan chapter, Prince Godwin Ntuk Udeh, last Sunday, held a meeting to reconcile aggrieved members of PDP in Uruan.
The meeting which was well attended by PDP chieftains of the area took place at the Women Development Centre in Idu Uruan, Uruan Local Government Area.
Hon. Udofia who declared the meeting open had made it clear that the essence of the meeting was to bring party members together, reconcile the differences that may have emanated from the concluded primaries, with the view of charting a way forward for PDP in Uruan ahead of 2019 elections.
He equally, in a rare sense of humility, asked the party chieftains to forgive him, if he had wronged them, thus, reminding his party members that in politics, there is no permanent friend, or enemy but interest.
“If I offended any of you here please forgive me. I didn’t do that deliberately,” he said.
He maintained that if the interest is one, and they all work together, PDP will win at all levels come 2019 elections, even as he urged his party members never to consider defection as an option.
On his part, the Coordinator of Divine Mandate Campaign Organization in Uruan, Prince Godwin Ntuk Udeh had equally raised the olive branch, calling for peace and unity in the party.
He reminded the party chieftains that as a family they must not allow internal political bickering to impede the chances of the party come 2019.
He commended the stakeholders for putting aside their differences to attend the meeting, even as he urged for more unity in the party.
He also urged his party members to return to their various units and work assiduously for the party flagbearers including Governor Udom Emmanuel.
Ntuk Udeh, who spoke passionately, stressed that they must not relent efforts in sensitizing and garnering support for the emergence of the governor, as his return is a task that must be done.
“Governor Udom has done so much for Uruan, we must put all our personal interests aside for our party, and support him. We must support Atiku Abubarka, Aniekan Bassey amongst others”, he said.
Those who also contributed their quotas in the meeting were; the Political Leader of Uruan, Prince Ekpe Atakpo; Zonal Leader of South South Uruan, Obong Augustine Efiok; Uruan chapter secretary of PDP, Mr. Sebastine Nkanga.
Others were; Chairman, Planet FM, Mr. Tony Affia; Leader of Uruan Legislative Council, Hon. Lawrence Anado etc.