Senator Effiong Bob has called on the people of g Nsit Ubium local government area to approach tomorrow’s PDP Ward Congresses with peace and decorum bearing in mind that government has the capacity to accommodate as many as possible, if not today, certainly in the years to come.
He said that if anyone was not favoured today, those that are not favoured should join hands with the new crop of leaders that will emerge to continue to give the Udom Emmanuel administration maximum support.
Senator Effiong Bob who spoke today March 06, 2020, when the people of Ubium North Ward One brought the newly elected Political Leader in the person of Prince Umana Okoko to present to him told the gathering that they should adhere strictly to thirty five percent directive given by the party in respect of women representation in all the wards.
On the election of Prince Umana Okoko as the Political Leader of Ubium North Ward One, Senator Bob said that Prince Okoko was sufficiently qualified to give the ward political leadership in view of his pedigree, educational attainment and exposure adding that from now henceforth, “he is the authentic Political Leader of Ubium North Ward One”.
Senator Effiong Bob said that since Prince Umana Okoko was chosen by the people of the Ward, they should all rally around him to ensure his success.
He advised those outside the PDP family to retrace their steps back to the fold while asking members of the party to receive such persons with enthusiasm.
In his reaction, Prince Umana Okoko who was a one time Secretary of Nsit Ubium local government council thanked the people of the Ward for the trust and confidence reposed in him and called on them to assist him to succeed by way of advice and other necessary support.
He used the opportunity to call on the people to be peaceful during tomorrow’s PDP Ward Congresses adding that for those who might have left the party, “the umbrella is large enough to cover and accommodate all those that will come back”.
High point of the ceremony which was attended by the member representing Nsit Ubium State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Hon (Barr) Otobong E. Bob, was the formal presentation of Prince Umana Okoko by the elders of the ward to the PDP Ward Chairman, Mr Innocent Eshiet, who thereafter presented him to the Political Leader of Ubium North, Engr B. G. Bassey, who further presented him to Senator Effiong Bob.