2019: Uyo Lawmaker Commends Etoi Women For Endorsing Gov Emmanuel
…SUES FOR PARTICIPATION IN VOTERS REGISTRATION EXERCISE
By Umoh-Obong Kingsley/9jaecho
The member representing Uyo State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Eyo Okon, has commended the Etoi women in their resolve to endorse the state Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, for second term in office.
He gave the commendation in his goodwill message during the occasion of the official and grand endorsement rally of Governor Udom Emmanuel for second term in office come 2019, an event organised by the Etoi Women under the auspices of Etoi Women Solidarity Movement (EWOSOM), in Uyo on Thursday.
The Lawmaker noted that it was the first time in the history of Uyo that women were this organised, and expressed appreciation to them for particularly welcoming the improvements the Governor has brought in the socio-economic well-being of women in the state.
Hon. Monday Eyo used the occasion to sensitise the women to go out en mass and participate in the ongoing voters registration exercise so that their endorsement on the Governor will not be in vain. “Etoi women have resolved that they will come out en mass to vote and return Governor Emmanuel to office for second term come 2019. But I want to appeal to you all to go out and participate in the ongoing voters card registration exercise because without your voter’s card, it would be difficult to return the Governor for second term as you won’t be eligible to vote.”
He charged aspirants of political offices particularly the State House of Assembly, to shun hate speeches and propaganda because only God can appoint.
“We have a single agenda which is to endorse and return the State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, to office for second term come 2019. Let us not play a do-or-die politics but brotherly politics. Channel all aspirations into one basket – Udom Emmanuel – who is the leader of the party, and we are all loyalists to the party.”
Chairman of the occasion and Chairman of Local Government Service Commission, Sir Val Attah, noted that Hon. Monday Eyo is the first lawmaker in the history of Uyo Local Government, to empower his constituents particularly the women, and warned other aspirants to back out of the game if they are not up to the task.
Earlier in her welcome address, the National President of EWOSOM, Mrs Ekaette Ebong Bassey, said that what informed the desire for the event was their inspiration as home makers, society builders and women of goodwill from Etoi Clan to rise, gather themselves and raise Etoi land for the betterment of the people.
She commended Gov Emmanuel for his tremendous and concerted efforts in successfully changing the socio-economic and political landscape of Akwa Ibom State for the betterment of all coupled with the appointment of credible sons and daughters of Etoi into positions of responsibilities.
Mrs Ekaette Ebong acknowledged laudable projects executed by the Governor in Etoi Clan to include Construction of Anua-Mbak-Ishiet Road; Uyo Regional Market, Mbiabong Etoi/Ifa Ikot Okpon; Underground drainage in Itiam Etoi; and construction of Internal Road networks in Shelter Afrique, Mbiabong Etoi (Paulinus Urua Street, Ubong Obot Street, Sampson Akpan Lane, Afaha Road).
Other projects include Commissioning of a block of classrooms, library and the Special Education Centre in Mbiabong Ikot Akpan; Construction of Ifa Atai-Mbak-Idu Road; Timba Market, Ifa Ikot Okpon; and Motor Park, Mbiabong Etoi.
Mrs Ebong pledged that Etoi women will not rest on their oars in mobilising and sensitizing the entire women folk from all nooks and crannies of Etoi Clan to duly register with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), get their voters cards and vote for Governor Emmanuel and all Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates during the 2019 general elections.
Dignitaries who graced the event were the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Charles Udoh, represented by his wife, Regina; State PDP Chairman, Obong Paul Ekpo; Uyo House of Assembly aspirants, Anietie Ekah and Jimaimah Essien; Uyo LGA Vice Chairman, Amb Ukai Udeme Emmanuel; traditional rulers; and various women groups in Etoi.