Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information, Sir Charles Udoh, has been appointed Political Leader, for the people of the newly created Ward 8 in Uyo LGA.
He was appointed Political Leader during a stakeholders meeting held on Friday.
The appointment followed unanimous agreement of stakeholders of ward 8, during the maiden meeting of the Ward, which comprises of 5 villages namely: Ikot okubo Offot, Obio Offot, Anua Obio Offot, Ikot Ekpe and Use Ikot Ebio.
In a motion moved by a former Councilor of the defunct Uyo Ward 6, Mr. Solomon Tom, and seconded by an elder of the newly created Ward, Mr. James Godwin Okon, at the maiden meeting of Ward 8, held at the Shelter Afrique residence of the State Information Boss, the people found Sir Charles Udoh worthy of the position of a Political Leader based on his pedigree, numerous contributions to the socio-political processes of the area and his selfless service towards the development of the people of the Ward in particular and Uyo LGA in general.
In his acceptance speech the newly appointed Uyo Political leader and Commissioner for Information, Sir Charles Udoh said it was with humility and deep sense of responsibility that he accepted the call to serve as the Political leader for his kith and kin of Uyo Ward 8.
Sir Udoh expressed appreciation to the people for the confidence reposed in him and called for unity, oneness of purpose, togetherness and harmony to enable the new ward grow in peace and attract favour and dividends of good governance of the Governor Udom Emmanuel-led administration in the form of appointments and social amenities.
“When there is unity and we all come together as a united front, eschew bitterness, gossip and hatred, the ward will grow in leaps and bounds and more benefits will be attracted to the people ”, the Information Boss, stated.
Sir Udoh reiterated that peaceful coexistence should should be their watch word adding that it should cut across the entire Uyo LGA for easy access to opportunities stressing that, doors of favour and grace from the powers that be are often shut against people who are quarrelsome, known for fomenting troubles and exhibiting warring tendencies.
He used the occasion to appreciate the pillars of the defunct Ward 6, including: Enobong Uwah, Ime Uwah and others for their roles in maintaining peace and promoting love in the Ward over the years, while canvassing for more of such unifying virtues among stakeholders in the newly created ward 8.
Also speaking, the wife of the Commissioner for Information, Lady Regina Charles Udoh thanked the people for the appointment of her husband as the new political leader of Uyo Ward 8 and solicited their support and cooperation to enable the Commissioner steer the political leadership smoothly and successfully.
She expressed appreciation to Mrs. Inemesit Uwah for the energies invested in the formidable front carved for the women of the defunct Uyo ward 6 and called on the women in the new ward to continue in one accord to enable them benefit from the unfolding political dividends coming to the newly created ward 8.
On his part, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Rev. Richard Peters, joined the Commissioner for Information to harp on unity, remarking that the creation of the Ward was for development and not merely as a name change, adding that it will open up opportunities for the people to hold leadership positions and bring their God-given talents and experiences to bear in the processes of governance.
In their separate remarks, stakeholders of Ward 8 commended the peaceful disposition of the State Governor and his proactive leadership style, Emphasizing that his choice of lieutenants around him clearly testifies to his understanding of the true definition of leadership.
Describing the Governor’s cabinet members and foot soldiers as people with proven integrity and dexterity, and pointed to the Commissioner of Information as one who fits into the definition of a committed servant-leader of his people.
They recounted several interventions and contributions of the State Information helmsman which portray him vividly as a unifying factor in the previous Ward and expressed with optimism that Sir Charles Udoh, would continue in his good deeds in the new Ward 8, with his new position as the Political leader.