…Says it is time for effective representation
- Unwana Assam
A foremost aspirant for Eket State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly come 2023, Hon. Ekanem Willie, has consulted his ward to intimate them of his intention to contest.
Ekanem declared today 5th March, 2022 at the residence of the political leader of Eket-Urban Ward1, Otuekong Joseph Ubokudom, Ikot Ataku, Eket LGA, Akwa Ibom State.
Declaring his intention, Ekanem Willie hinted that, he has come to inform the people of Eket Urban once again that, he’s going to put himself forward to service.
“Today’s meeting is for me to come and see you as well as present myself to you in humility that, come 2023, I have decided to once again put myself forward to service and represent you, by extension, Eket LGA in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.
“It’s time we talked about effective representation. You must understand your environment before you talk about representation. Due to the dynamic nature of Man and the environment, we must make laws to suit the situation of time and the people. If there’s someone that understands the people of this area, I’m the one. You must send somebody that’s well informed of the environment and the business of legislation to represent you”.
The former Vice Chairman of Eket further stated, “the case of Eket-Urban1 is very peculiar. Eket-Urban must have someone in the state house of assembly and in order to achieve that, we must put ourselves together for the battles ahead.
“I’m conscious of the fact that I’m not the only person seeking this position. You may have someone you love but I’m presenting myself to you as an Eket-Urban son. If there’s someone that loves and wants the best for you, It’s me, Ekanem Willie. You have the right to weigh your options and bring out the best and ensure, this ward has someone in the state house of assembly” he said.
The Technical School Board Member commended Governor Udom Emmanuel for what he has done for the Okon people and Eket LG by extension. He, therefore, appealed to everyone to support the Governor’s completion agenda and preferred candidate of Umo Eno because there’s no way Pastor Umo Eno will become a governor that he won’t develop Okon-Eket.
Speaking earlier, the Ward Chairman of Eket-Urban Ward1, Elder Augustine Akpan Essien, and the political leader of the Ward, Otuekong Joseph Obokudom advised people of the ward especially delegates to work as directed and that, they can’t afford to do otherwise
“Know that as you are gathered here today, you have a directive. The directive in a sense that as an Okon person, your vote to an Okon man is very important and you can’t do otherwise. Ekanem is a material that if you send him something, he won’t disappoint but will deliver. Therefore, implore every one of you to key behind and support Ekanem, who is the true son of the soil”.
They equally enjoined Mr. Willie not to forget the ward when he’s elected as well as advising him that, election is not a do-or-die affair.