… Ibiono Ibom Stakeholders Meet, Names Chairman and Secretary of PDP Campaign Committee for the October LG Polls.
The Leader of the Akwa Ibom State Causus in the National Assembly and Senator representing Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Bassey Albert (OBA), while speaking at the Stakeholders meeting today, Saturday, August 5, 2020 held at Ibiono Ibom Old Council Pavilion, thanked the Party for calling on Ibiono Ibom sons and daughters to meet at a time like this.
Sen. OBA stressed the need to embrace peace so as to deliver all PDP candidates in the Local Government polls slated for October, 2020.
He also thanked God for the progress so far and H.E. Gov. Udom Emmanuel for his leadership strides and prayed God to bestow upon him the wisdom to take Akwa Ibom state to greater heights while reiterating his commitment to the Ibiono Ibom project.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream) used the opportunity to reassure Nigerians of Mr President’s commitment to reposition the Oil & Gas sector of the economy.
He further disclosured that the decision by the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari to allow petroleum marketers determine the price of petroleum products was in the interest of Nigerians.
He asked Nigerians to trust the process which has seen the removal of petroleum subsidy.
The Ibiono Ibom PDP Chapter Chairman, Hon. Emmanuel Akpan in his address said, it became necessary to call the Stakeholders meeting after the Party primaries which saw different interest groups emerge in a bid to produce the Captain of the Ibiono Ibom Local Government ship at the centre and in the different wards.
Hon. Akpan called on all interested parties to come together and support all the candidates as the Party primaries was now a thing of the past, so together the Party can emerge victorious in the coming LG polls.
The PDP Chapter Chairman, who later called on all the Party candidates to come forward for recognition in his closing remarks announced the Party’s decision to nominate Hon. Bassey Eyibio as Chairman of the PDP Campaign Committee and Comrade Moses Essien as Secretary and also tasked them to do everything possible to deliver all the Party’s candidates while reminding all stakeholders that the meeting was tagged Peace and Reconciliation Meeting.
The Political Leader of Ibiono Ibom, Elders Ntienyong Inyangmme, who could not hide his joy occasioned by the meeting, stated that they was no victor, no vanquished in the just concluded PDP primaries and call on everyone to put all hands on deck to see the candidates emerge victorious in the coming LG polls.
The PDP Chairmanship Flag Bearer, Hon. Ekopimo Polycarp Edet, in his speech thanked God and Ibiono Ibom for giving him the opportunity to serve and reassured everyone that he is going to run an all inclusive government if elected.
He also called on Ibiono Ibom people to come together so as to ensure victory at the coming polls.
The meeting saw Stakeholders take turns to sue for peace. Some of those that spoke at the meeting include, Former Speaker AKHA, Rt. Hon. Ignitius Edet, Former Commissioner, Hon. Imo Inyang, Mr Daniel Udo (North-South), Hon. Emmanuel Udoh, Hon. Emmanuel Edet, Elder Patrick Eyo and Hon. Bassey Eyibio.