Ahead of next year’s general elections, a group of young and vibrant youths, women and elders in Akwa Ibom South (Eket) Senatorial, under the aegis of Friends of Ephraim Inyang-Eyen, has thrown its weight behind the Young Progressives Party (YPP) candidate of their senatorial district, Mr. Ephraim Akparawa Inyang-Eyen.
The group said their decision was based on their conviction that Inyang-Eyen will offer the senatorial district better representation in the National Assembly’s red chamber.
According to them, the former Nigerian Customs’ czar, is one of the rare selfless leaders with an admirable personality, courage, clear vision, and ambition to offer quality representation for the entire 12 Local Government Areas of Eket Senatorial District in the upper chamber.
The group, in a statement jointly signed by its International President; Hon. Joshua Ndoho and Secretary General; Hon. Michael Ubokulo, and made available to newsmen on Wednesday, assured residents of the district that the YPP candidate remains the best for Akwa Ibom South.
According to the release, apart from his charitable deeds, Ephraim Inyang-Eyen, “possesses distinctive noble qualities—honor, total dedication, self-discipline, extreme selflessness, exemplary patriotism, sober judgment and intellectual honesty.
“Ephraim has raised a huge amount of capital for market women to start business. A good number of students are benefiting from his scholarship scheme. Men of God, Elders, Youths and families across his Senatorial District are now owners of their own houses and cars to ease their movements.
“The YPP candidate has maintained a long list of elders, the majority of whom are pensioners who are deprived of their entitlement, offering them monthly upkeep allowance, while also employing many youths.
“We have all resolved to vote and protect the vote of Akparawa Ephraim Akparawa Inyang-Eyen because he is the choice of the masses,” the group maintained.