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Six years after Governor Udom Emmanuel assumed office as Governor of Akwa Ibom State with a promise of sustaining superior performance, history has been boldly rewritten to reflect an irregular idea conceived from the humanity perspective, which has brought hope to the future of Akwa Ibom indigenes (born and unborn). The Akwa Ibom story has transcended the shores of our common heritage and has budded the economy of our dear state to weather the storms of the unseen future.

A typical AkwaIbomite through the Dakkada Ideology has awaken to the sense of self realization that truly, from the thatched house in the riverine areas of Atabrikang, Okposo, or Odio communities, he can rise to become the best of his kind despite the odds, setting paces and trails of expertise, beating his reach and coming top for his generation – these philosophy of self-realization of greatness that is imbued in us all is conspicuously acknowledged and more appreciable.

Through a recessive economy as witnessed in the first four years of Udom Emmanuel’s administration, Akwa Ibom under his watch developed a culture of investment in vibrant institutions, even in neglected sectors of the economy, he took a conscious SWOT analysis that swung the pendulum of investment in the area towards viability. Today and gradually, the economy of our dear state is shifting from the dependency on Federal allocations to an Industrialized State of which established paradigm now enables prompt payment of salaries with or without receipt of federal allocation.

We can remember vividly when the administration nursed the idea of investing in the aviation sector which berthed #IbomAir months after the Federal Government had launched Nigeria Airline Logo for billions of our taxpayers money and made it public, cynics and enemies of Akwa Ibom made mockery of Udom Emmanuel’s determination to succeed in the abandoned sector, they even called it a scam, but today, the scam #IbomAir is the most sought-after airline in the country, the Scam #IbomAir as antagonists tagged it recently celebrated her 100k flights record without incidences thereby, taking over the aviation industry and proving our “all is possible” creed to be realizable.

Carefully, we have followed the promise of an industrialized Akwa Ibom State coming to fruition in your watch, when the country was inundated with insufficient syringes in Nigeria hospitals, Gov Udom Emmanuel, a focused and resilient leader took the bold step and assidously invested in syringe manufacturing, today, JSM made in Akwa Ibom syringes is a global brand , thus marketing Akwa Ibom to the world.
We will not be appreciative, if we fail to note that the Kings Flourmill produced in Akwa Ibom has dominated the flour market in Nigeria, the metering company is providing quality and affordable meters to Nigeria homes, the plywood factory is leading in wood supplies and, we are now witnessing more job opportunities with expansion capacities for qualified Akwaibomites.

The industrialization drive of this administration has also birthed the Coconut refinery which will commence operations soon. The yet to commence Petro-chemical factory, the envisaged Ibom deep seaport and many others, are evidence of a very proactive and people-centric leadership driven by an egghead that should be encouraged and supported for greater dividends of democracy.

We have witnessed the vigorous pursuit of this administration to serve Akwa Ibom people from the spread of the dreaded coronavirus during the offshoot of the outbreak with the building of a 300-capacity facility designed to contain Modernized Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Administrative Block, Clinical Laboratories and the all-encompassing revamp in the health sector which has seen general hospitals across the state wear new looks with modern functional medical equipments to assuage the wants in the sector and give succor to health needs of the people.

Over twenty years ago, Akwa Palm Industry was a forgotten history and the entire plantation became a thick forest, but, Governor Udom Emmanuel considered the reactivation of the moribund Akwa Palm Industry as one of the footprints to be chronicled in the archives of this government.

It is also worthy to note the administration’s input in the education sector, the provisions of suitable learning ambience for public primary and secondary institutions, state tertiary institutions, the free and compulsory education scheme and the quality road infrastructural network spread across the state; ongoing and commissioned, are testaments of Governor Emmanuel’s selfless commitment to the actualization of the Akwa Ibom of our dream.

Obviously, the golden signature of this administration is perfectly clear. It is six years of visible achievements devoid of bovarism, six years of quality service delivery to Akwa Ibom people, as a people who has followed the trail, read the scorecard as strategically placed that has added fillip to our economy, the leadership and members of Eket Federal Constituency Media Professionals (EFCMP) are satisfied with the selfless pursuit to revolutionize Akwa Ibom for the betterment of the people by the Udom Emmanuel’s administration and has made a commitment to encourage, support and continue in promoting the policies and programs of this administration, while we move along with His excellency to successfully actualize his Completion Agenda and in his future endeavors.

Edet Edet
Publicity Secretary
Eket Federal Constituency Media Professionals


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I expected that outing to be dramatic. So it was. After all in 2014, Oron and Ikot Abasi were epic centers of tragicomedies.

I love Obong Bassey Albert’s (OBA) style. Charming in distress. Courageous in ambush. A solo vocalist. A self style activist. Generous. Charismatic…

It is true to Maintain Peace, the State must be guided by Justice, Equity and Fairness. But should OBA be the falconer? Should he rightfully stir this hornet nest?

This tripod of Justice, Equity and Fairness -JEF is then an orphan. OBA has made JEF a pack of cosmetics. When you want to attract confused bachelors apply it. When your desires are met, wash it off.

Did OBA consider the wheel of JEF in 2014 when against known historical and political realities stake his seat as Commissioner of Finance for 7years to grab Governorship which was known to rotate to Eket Senatorial District after Uyo and Ikot Ekpene had taken “turns”?

Many things will work for OBA. Certainly not JEF. He would have had a popular appeal had he mobilized Akwa Ibom to the rescue of Oro Nation in 2014 or Eket at large.

Uyo Federal Constituency is bereaved, because OBA’s artillery crushed them in 2015 and 2019. They only had a shot once at the Senate 1999-2003. While Ibiono Ibom enjoys the pourri for 12years without recalling Justice, Equity or Fairness as it is now.

Since OBA could not,- which he could have – negotiate JUSTICE for Oro Nation; was not FAIR to Eket Senatorial District and had trespassed the compass of EQUITY for UYO Federal Constituency, his call for JEF, is too weak a solo for a desirous orchestra fit for multi- congregation of divergent interest.

This our OBA is in TINUBU kind of political bobby traps. OBA claims to have conceded to Eket Senatorial District before President Goodluck Jonathan. That must have been a personal negotiation, not party, certainly not binding on over 7million people. This is the implications:

•Justice did not appeal to him hence, the only person or authority that could appeal his ego was the President. By giving him GEJ, they robbed him a cliff to the anchor of a tripod – JEF- which he is in dire need now.

• Jonathan is no more the President. Certainly, not in charge of the political mercenaries or political structure of PDP.

•There is a name he omitted yesterday. That person like Jonathan, is no more in PDP. He may have facilitated that meeting with President Jonathan.

• In his claims yesterday, he mentioned Barr. Enoidem, Senator Akon Eyakeyin, Hammer( Enobong Uwa) as preachers of the gospel of Peace which he heeded in 2014. The question is, where these persons guarantors to OBA’s irrevocable succession of Akwa Ibom Hill Top Mansion 2023?

•Since His Excellency Mr Udom Emmanuel is the beneficiary of the peoples mandate in 2015, and nowhere, was his name mentioned, is he and other emerging stakeholders after that infamous political negotiations liable for a party they neither partook nor shared in the cocktail?

• It thus appears, the ASO ROCK medley was a win- win. OBA and AKPABIO became Senators; UDOM Governor. But has OBA raised questions about the fate of other 24 aspirants who were on 40 days and nights fruitless sojourn in Abuja? I wish he does. Empathy is a strategy.

OBA should wakeup. The game had long begun. Those who could not give him the least significant item as MPM FEZ CAP cannot trust him with a GEM as precious as SEAL OF THE GOVERNOR OF AKWA IBOM STATE.

Now that OBA has publicly committed himself to the philosophy of Maintain Peace Movement MPM, he should be mindful of the Donald Trump style politicking. It might make sense to the Republicans, but detested by Democrats and those indifferent. The consequences is for your guessing.

Like or hate him, he is a master of some political notes. He understands sentiments, grandstanding, phatic emotions, jilt, solidarity, religion as a political vehicle, manipulation etc. Above all he has a voice which he is confident.

However, the task ahead calls for more. The people he is up against are no toddlers. Can’t you see how they played along yesterday? He raised a chorus, they joined. He dived into worship, they were deep with him. He spoke, the listened. Where necessary, they concurred.

When he said I speak the minds of Ini Ememobong, Akan Okon, Henry Archibong, Ememobong Essien, Chairman Ibiono Ibom, was that exaggeration, emotional blackmail or manipulation for political gains?

If no one wears your cap, OBA wear it yourself. It’s fine like dat

But let’s Maintain Peace!

Ekomobong Peter
Writer|Observer|Commentator|Public Issue Analyst.

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It was happiness galore on Friday, 26th August, 2021, as indigenes and political stakeholders in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area gathered in large numbers at the Council Headquarters at Utu Etim Ekpo to witness the inauguration of the steering committee of the socio-political organisation, the Maintain Peace Movement, MPM.

The inauguration which was performed by the national leader of MPM and national legal adviser of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem, took place at the Council Multipurpose Hall.

While inaugurating the steering committee for Etim Ekpo, Barr. Enoidem said that the group was in the area to advocate for the sustainance of peace in the state in order to enable Governor Udom Emmanuel to successfully complete his laudable agenda for the state.

According to Enoidem, “Since 1999 tiil today, this is the first time in the history of Nigeria that we have experienced unparalleled peace, safety and security in all the Local Government Areas”.

“Among all the achivements of the Governor, the prevaling peaceful ambience in the state has placed Akwa Ibom in it’s pride of place”.

In his acceptance remark, the newly inaugurated Coordinator of MPM in Etim Ekpo, Hon. Odudu Jack, promised to work with members of his committee in order to sustain the prevailing peaceful ambience enjoyed in the area.

He said, “In Etim Ekpo, we believe in peace, and in one central leadership, and that is what the MPM represents”.

He mentioned that “Peace is the panacea for all development, and today, I want to assure the national leadership of MPM that we will take this paece message to all the wards and units in Etim Ekpo”.

Earlier, the Chairman of Etim Ekpo, Hon. Ime Afia, welcomed the MPM team to the area, and also appreciated them for the visit. He remarked that, ” MPM is a sign to show that we have a shepherd that cares for his flock”.

“The leadership of this state has coordinated everyone of us to ensure that there’s peace in Akwa Ibom, and we are in total support of the movement ” He added .

The event, attracted members of the political class, members of the state executive council, political appointees of the Governor, traditional rulers, women, youths and other stakeholders in Etim Ekpo and the state.


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The immediate past Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Akwa Ibom State, Barr. Uwemedimo Nwoko, SAN, says that the people of Ika Local Government Area whom he noted once lost peace, are determined to hold fast to the peace presently enjoyed in the area.

Nwoko who gave his remarks in Urua Inyang, headquarters of Ika Local Government Area, shortly after being inaugurated as Coordinator of Maintain Peace Movement (MPM) for Ika, recalled a phase in the history of Ika where peace eluded people of the area, positing that Ika understands the value of peace and will keep up in its efforts to promote lasting peace.

“We gladly receive peace. We have once lost peace and we know what it means not to have peace. Now that we have peace, we will not let go”, he said.

Speaking earlier, the Chairman of the Maintain Peace Movement, Barr Emmanuel Enoidem, appreciated the people of Ika Local Government Area for their stance in supporting the campaign of the group, saying it is a great investment for the good of Akwa Ibom State.

Extolling Governor Udom Emmanuel, Barr Enoidem noted that the peace that God has bestowed on the state through the governor, stands as great signature of achievement for the Udom Emmanuel administration.

In his words, “of all the achievements of Government Udom Emmanuel, his ability to entrench peace in the state, towers above others.”

Enoidem who inaugurated the Ika Local Government Steering Committee of MPM, tasked the members of the committee to further propagate the message of the group across all communities in Ika.

Council Chairman of Ika, Hon Malachy Ukpe, who doubles as Secretary of the Ika Local Government Steering Committee of MPM also affirmed that the campaign of MPM is well received and will be taken to nooks and crannies of the area.


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