Leaders of Essien Udim local government area have restated that Governor Udom Emmanuel is a true peaceable man, following the critical role he played in restoring peace to the area.
They attested that Mr Emmanuel is their hero because he refused to blink or rest until he made sure that the incursions from other parts of the country into Essien Udim were comprehensively repelled and exterminated.
Recall that about six months ago, there were some infractions in the local government area, however the situation was brought under control as peace had since been restored to the troubled area. Stakeholders of the local government area, Thursday hailed the Governor for leaving no stone unturned in ensuring the area was restored to normalcy.
Leaders of the local government area including, the Political Leader, Obong Michael Afangideh, Sir Emem Akpabio, local government steering Co-ordinator of MPM, and Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Prince Ukpong Akpabio and the local government Chairman, Hon. Anthony Luke poured encomiums on the Governor for his peace maintenance advocacy, and pledged their undiluted commitment to his completion agenda, peace advocacy and succession plan.
“We wouldn’t have been able to gather here today, if Governor Emmanuel was not a sincere peace lover. He spent money, energy and resources to chase out those who wanted to turn Essien Udim into a battle field”, said the local government chairman, Mr Anthony Luke.
Addressing the gathering earlier, Chairman of MPM, Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem thanked Essien Udim people for their firm support to the Udom Emmanuel led adminstration and to the PDP.
He said the Essien Udim local government area has benefitted immensely from the PDP and has not betrayed the party.
Apparently refering to the defection of the former Governor who is a son of Essien Udim in 2018, Barr Enoidem said, despite that incident Essien Udim remained resolute in returning the PDP in the elections.
“Forget about what happened in 2018, it has happened before in other places, but as a party, we thank Essien Udim people because they never disappointed us in 2019.
“PDP has brought all the modern Infrastructure to Essien Udim and even gave Essien Udim the ticket to hold the highest political office in the state for eight years, and you people have acknowledged this by making Essien Udim to remain PDP’s votes basket”, Enoidem stated.
He however told them that they still needed to increase their support base by getting more people register in the ongoing INEC continuous voter’s registration and PDP e-registration exercises.
Barr. Enoidem who is the National Legal Adviser of PDP canvassed support for the Governor’s completion agenda and succession.
The MPM train in Essien Udim is coordinated by the Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Barr. (Prince) Ukpong Akpabio, while Engr. Oliver Ebong serves as Secretary.
Members include, House of Assembly Member for Essien Udim, Hon. Barr. Esse Umoh, Chairman of the local government council, Hon. Anthony Luke Udo, Brendan Etukidem, Cyril Udoh, Mrs. Mfon Udoima, Mrs. Rosemary Thompson, Mr. Udim Awa and Mr. Kufre Nkrok,
Advisers are; Obong Michael Afangideh,OON, Sir Emem Akpabio, Abom Emmanuel P. Umana, Barr. Imohowo Okpokpo, Mr. Emmanuel Useh, Hon. Sunyekekere Inokon and a former Majority Leader of the House of Assembly, Dr. Etido Ibekwe.
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