Thursday, 31 August 2017

Mkpat Enin Chairmanship Election: PDP endorses Ekaette Usip


The People Democratic Party (PDP) Ukpum Minya Ward 3 in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area, last Wednesday vowed to work tirelessly for the success of Lady Ekaette Usip  in the upcoming PDP party primaries elections.

The Leadership of the party at the Ward threw their weight behind the aspiration of Lady Usip when the Transition Chairperson and her team paid a consultative visit to the party Executives to formally intimate them of her ambition.

While introducing the Transition Chairman to the Ward Executives, the Director Of Campaigns, Mr Nseobong Essien described Lady Usip as the most experienced and most qualified aspirant for the job of leading Mkpat Enin Local Government Area for the next three years.

“Ordinarily, She needs no introduction here but I am here with your daughter and mother, It is a rear privilege to come  form the Ward where the chairman comes from, it is with respect that I stand here to introduce someone which other wards wish she was from their place. First Female Council  secretary In Mkpat Enin, First Education Secretary In Mkpat Enin, First female Transition Chairman and by the grace of God, she will be the first female Elected Chairman of this great Local Government Area”. He said.

In her remarks, the Transition Chairman thanked the Ward Executives for their support and prayers upon her she was appointed to serve as a Transition Chairman. She noted that without their support she would not had been able to succeed as a council boss.

She also promised the Ward that she will not disappoint them when she assumes office as an elected Chairman. ”I will not let you down because you are my primary constituency. By the grace of God, we will win that seat so that we can develop Mkpat Enin Local Government Area”.

She stressed that her short tenure as a Transition Committee Chairman has helped her to identify the numerous problems facing Mkpat Enin which will be tackled once she resumes office. 

The Ward Chairman of Ukpum Minya Ward 3, Mr. Uko Benson  in his response thanked God for the life of the Transition Chairman and her husband who he described as worthy son and daughter of Ukpum Clan and noted that Lady Usip and her husband has over the years contributed immensely for the development of Mkpat Enin even she was appointed a Transition Chairman.

“First of all, I want to thank God for protecting the lives of this great family over the years, indeed God has been faithful to all of us and the entire Ukpum Minya Ward 3. Mma has been a  mother to all of us in Mkpat Enin and for so many years she has been doing perfectly well in developing Mkpat Enin even before our dear Governor appointed her to serve us as a Transition Chairman”. He said

On the forthcoming Local Government elections, The PDP Chairman added the entire Ward had no option but to preach the gospel of Ekaette Usip. He said that together with other Executive members of the party, they will take the project to all parts of the Local Government Area. “We thank you mummy for coming to Consult us but I want to say it here that even you didn’t come we had no other option but to work for this success of this project. But we appreciate your show of love”. 

Elder Ukonsek Ukonsek, the Deputy Chapter Chairman of PDP in Mkpat Enin,mLocal Government Area said that Ukpum Minya Ward 3 will do everything possible to ensure that Lady Ekaette Usip wins the primary and the election proper. “once we are done with the PDP primaries, the entire elections are over. Because Akwa Ibom and Mkpat Enin are PDP territories, we are all in support of this project and with God we will succeed.”

 He added that the Transition Chairman does not even need to consult her Ward but had to do it as a sign of respect and love for the party. “This is our ambition, all of us here are part of this dream. We are with you till end, if you campaign here what will happen to other parts of Mkpat Enin?”

The PDP Chieftain assured Lady Ekaette Usip whom he described as  a “mother” of  total victory at the upcoming pools.

Others speakers at the event also promised to support to the project of Lady Ekaette Usip which according was the best option for the people of Mkpat Enin.

Transition Secretary of Mkpat Enin Local Government Area, Hon Nseobong Essien, described Lady Ekaette Usip as prudent financial manager who has maintained a clean track record in public service. She is also the best material and most experience in Ukump Minya Clan. A devoted advocate of governance and strong supporter of Gov Udom Emmanuel. 

Also speaking on behalf of other members of the Ward Executives, The Ward Youth Leader, Mr. Sunday Sylvester Udo and the Organizing Secretary of the Ward, Mr. Eno Jonah respectively charged all Mkpat Enin People to support Lady Usip to win the Party ticket.

High point of the event was the adoption of Lady Ekaette Usip as sole the aspirant for the election. The motion which was  moved by the Ward Secretary Mr. Inyang Inyang and seconded by the Woman Leader Mrs. Ekaette Ekot received the overal backing of the entire Ward stakeholders. Prayers were also offered for the protection and success of the Chairmanship hopeful.

Other stakeholders who accompanied Lady Usip to the visit include Chief Mbarakit, Mr. Ubong Ekot, Mr. Nsikan Joe, Mr. Pius and other prominent members of the Ward.

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