No fewer than 100,000 indigenes are expected as finishing touches are being put in place for a formal endorsement rally to honour the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel.
Tagged Eket Senatorial District Mega Endorsement Rally, the event is scheduled to hold on Monday, August 20, 2018 at the Onna Township Stadium.
According to the media and publicity sub-committee jointly headed by member of Mkpat Enin state constituency, Hon. Otobong Ndem and Mr Ekerete Udoh, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, the occasion shall be chaired by Sir Etim Okpoyo, former Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State.
They explained that the choice of the large space at Onna was borne out of the need to ensure that every cheering supporter of the Governor was able to be accommodated during the event, in view of the ongoing remodeling and construction work at the Eket Modern Sports Complex.
The statement invites all to the event, which it described as a grand Homecoming of an Illustrious Son of Eket senatorial district.
Among reasons cited for the celebration of the Governor by his senatorial district, are his ingenuity which has led to numerous industries, job opportunities, free education with WAEC fees, stability in power supply, improved healthcare delivery, affordable and sufficient food supply and security, and lots more.
It would be recalled that the Ikot Ekpene and Uyo senatorial districts had recently rallied support in separate colourful endorsement ceremonies, where Governor Udom Emmanuel was unanimously celebrated and endorsed for a second term.
Our reporter gathered that market women, youths, farmers and stakeholders have promised to suspend their activities on that day, while students in Tertiary institutions in the district have vowed to press for a lecture –free day to ensure that they fully take part in celebrating their leader.