…urges elected chairmen and councillors to live up to expectation
The Honourable Commissioner for Economic Development and Ibom Deep Seaport, Mr. Akan Okon has commended the women, men and youths of East Itam II, Ward 5, Mbiatok Itam in Itu Local Government Area and by extension other Local Government Areas for the peaceful conduct of the 2020 Local Government Poll in Akwa Ibom State.
Mr. Okon gave the commendation on Saturday while briefing newsmen at his Mbiatok Itam country home immediately after exercising his civic responsibility.
He noted that the 2020 Local Government Poll conducted by Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission (AKISIEC) and supervised by her electoral umpire is the most peaceful, free and fair electioneering process in the history of Local Government Election in the state were everybody exercised their franchise respectively in accordance with the provisions of the law.
The Economic Boss urged both the returning and newly elected Local Government Chairmen and councillors to live up to expectation in the course of administering their administrative powers with an impact to the people which will promote the true dividends of democracy in the State.
“The local government is the third tier of government which is closer to the people. My advice to the leaders is that their community, local government, wards and villages should feel the impact of their administration in all ramifications.
“They are not there for themselves, the people who voted them must benefit directly from the process which is the only avenue of deepening democracy in the state”.
He however reiterated his commitment to contribute positively towards the advancement, welfare, well-being, growth and development of Itu Local Government Area and Akwa Ibom State at large most importantly towards supporting the completion agenda of Governor Udom Emmanuel.