Monday, 27 February 2017

Ikot Abasi Federal Constituency declares support for Nsima Ekere, Senator Udoma ...appreciates President Buhari


Ikot Abasi Federal Constituency declares support for Nsima Ekere, Senator Udoma ...appreciates President Buhari

The people of Ikot Abasi Federal constituency, in a meeting, convened by a frontline bussinessman, the managing Director of ACSE Nig. LTD and a two-time Central Bank Of Nigeria CBN Award winner, Hon. Anthony Ekefre, at the women war memorial hall, Ikot Abasi,last Friday,  declared their total support for the Managing Director of The Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC, Obong Nsima Ekere, and the minister of Budget and National planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma and particularly appreciated President Buhari for his magnanimity on them. 

They resolved to encourage and support their brothers , to rally round them and especially pray for their protection and enablement for more dividends of democracy in the area and the state at large. 

Amidst thunderous ovations, they poured encomiums and lavished praises upon Ekefre, describing him as a true statesman, thanking him for the initiative.

Some of those who spoke in high spirit  were the immidiate past member representing the state constituency in the 5th Assembly, Hon. Abo Uduyok[Eastern Obolo], two former chairmen of Ikot Abasi, Prince Enobong Ufot and Arch. Ufot Udoinyang. Others were a retired permanent secretary, in the state civil service, Sir. Marcus Enene[Easter Obolo], Barr. Akan Afiah[ Mkpat Enin], a former commisioner with the state independent electoral commission, Hon.Mathias Idiong,[Ikot Abasi], the overall leader of Ikot Abasi women groups, Akwa obongawan Edith Etete and a host of many others.

They noted that with the massive road rehabilitation in the federal constituency and across the state, with its attendant job creation effect for the teeming youths and a boost of the state economy by the NDDC, under the management of their son, they owe Obong Ekere, an endless debt of gratitude even as they praised Ekefre for bringing them together to appreciate their deserving son and to chart a new course for the development and unification of the Federal constituency.

Other speakers were a former chairman of Ikot Abasi Youth Assembly and councillor from Ukpum Okon, Hon. Penieu Udonta, former member of Ikot Abasi Transition Commiittee, Prince Anthony Ekpe, former vice chairman of Ikot Abasi local government council, Obong Aniefiok Brown and wife of  a former council boss, Mrs. Uduak Enobong Ufot.

In a swift reaction, a senior lecturer in the University of Uyo, Dr. Nseabasi  Etukafia, while appreciating Ekefre for the vision, admonished those closer to Obong Ekere to embress everybody in order to attract  sustainable development to the federal constituency.  Etukafia however frowned at what he described as abysmal state of underdevelopment in the federal constituency and noted that ‘’untill we realize why we cannot move forward in spite of aboundant human and natural resources and correct ourselves immidiately, futher attempts to move ahead willremain efforts in fitility’’.

Others who attended the meeting were a former state officer and a foundation member of the PDP, Chief Wilson Ekpro, immidiate past chapter chairman of the PDP, Hon. Udo George, former supervisor for Health, Hon. Mbuotidem Oboh, immidiate past chairman of councillors’ forum, Hon. Joseph Idiong , his counterpart from Ibekwe ward 1, Hon. Genesis Ufot and a host of others.    

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