2019: More Groups Drum Support For Gov Emmanuel, Aniekan Umanah
Youths in Abak Federal Constituency, under the aegis of Justice and Equity Forum, have joined thousands of constituents of the area clamouring for Elder Aniekan Umana, to contest the 2019 House of Representatives election.
According to the group, Elder Umanah, the longest serving Commissioner for Information in Akwa Ibom, has a large support base from all parts of the federal constituency and that he would guarantee victory for the PDP in the next general election.
In a chat with newsmen on Thursday, the leader of the forum, Comrade Usenmfon Ibanga hinted that Umanah would deliver a youth-friendly representation and attract development to the three Local Government Areas of the constituency.
Comrade Ibanga who is also the Secretary, Akwa Ibom State Youth Caucus, Etim Ekpo chapter, observed that they have carefully screened all the aspirants jostling for the Abak Federal Constituency seat and found that Elder Aniekan John Umanah was the best of them all.
Describing Elder Umanah as a “cerebral son of Abak Federal Constituency and a tested and trusted leader”, Comrade Ibanga stated emphatically that the former Information boss “is the right person with the needed credibility and capacity that will fix the numerous problems of the people of Abak, Etim Ekpo, Ika and move the Constituency forward economically”.
His words: “It is time we put aside politics of self-interest and parochial tendencies that has been the bane of politics in Abak Federal Constituency and support someone who can represent our people, rather than pretenders who seek public office for personal benefits.
“Members of our group decided to come out this time to ensure that we don’t get anything less than the best for our people because the task of law-making at Federal level should not be left for neophytes”.
While thanking Governor Udom Emmanuel for what he termed “exceptional leadership and spreading life touching projects across the three Senatorial Districts of Akwa Ibom State, Ibanga assured that his group will deliver Abak Federal Constituency for Mr Emmanuel in the 2019 governorship election in the State.
He however advised Akwa Ibomites of voting age to get their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) to enable them vote for Governor Udom Emmanuel, Senator Godswill Akpabio, for Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District election, Elder Aniekan Umanah for Abak Federal Constituency as well as other PDP candidates in the forthcoming general elections.