Tuesday, 8 May 2018


Series of commendations have trailed the conduct of Saturday's Ward Congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State.

The latest encomiums are from chieftains of the party including the State Chairman, Dr. Amadu Attai; former Deputy Speaker of the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly, Hon. Uwem Udoma; National Commissioner, National Population Commission (NPC) and political leader of Oro, Engr. Benedict Ukpong; and Political leader of Etinan, Otuekong Sunny Jackson.

State Chairman, Dr. Amadu Attai said the successful conduct of the exercise and peace deal struck between principal officers of the party indicates that the APC would win in Akwa Ibom State.

Dr. Attai who stated this in a chat with Midweek Concord in Uyo, commended the peaceful and orderly conduct of the congress and implored members to continue exemplifying positive virtues in their deeds for the sake of the party.

The ward congresses have proved that APC is ready to capture Akwa Ibom State. I have to commend the principal officers of the party for deciding to come together for the interest of the party. I must also commend our members in the state for conducting themselves lawfully, this bodes well for our party, Attai  noted. 

He implored members to seize the advantage of the ongoing voter registration and get their Permanent Voter Card (PVC) which, according to him, would enable them participate actively in the 2019 general elections.

On his part, the National Commissioner of the National Population Commission (NPC), Engr. Benedict Ukpong appreciated party members for coming out in enmasse for the exercise, saying those who had predicted that the congresses would be characterized by violence have been shamed.

The large turnout of members and the peaceful conduct of the ward congresses are signals to the PDP that we are ready to salvage the state from the brink of collapse,? Ukpong said.

Also speaking, the political leader of Etinan, Chief Sunny Jackson, told Midweek Concord that the fact that members of the party have resolved to work together to build a stronger party in the state, democracy has deepened its tentacles in the state.

The reconciliation of members of the party is a victory for democracy. We are ready to make giant strides in 2019 and beyond. It behooves on us to sustain the peace entrenched in the party. This is democracy in action?, he explained.

Former Deputy Speaker of the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly, Hon. Uwem Udoma described the ward congresses as successful, noting that the success was an indication that the APC has matured in Akwa Ibom State.

He commended the national leadership of the party for supporting the party in the state, and particularly thanked the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, for brokering the peace deal.

Udoma called on the people of Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District and the entire Akwa Ibom State to pitch tent with the APC.


Disclaimer: Comment expressed do not reflect the opinion of Isaac Yoma