WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT ZONING THE GOVERNORSHIP TO ITU/IBIONO FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY – Ibiono Ibom PDP Chapter Chairman
Ahead of the 2023 gubernatorial election in Akwa Ibom State, Hon. Emmanuel Etim Akpan, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chapter Chairman of Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area has again reaffirmed the position of the people of Ibiono Council area to fully support their sons vying for the governorship seat of Akwa Ibom State.
Hon. Akpan who was speaking when the “One with God” campaign organisation led Mr Akan Okon, a frontline governorship aspirant in the 2023 governorship election visited the chapter office of the party, said that the people of Ibiono are very passionate and sentimental about the zoning of the governorship seat to Itu/Ibiono Federal Constituency.
He expressed displeasure over the recent political situation in the state were a particular candidate from Etinan Federal constituency is said to have been fingered as a preferred candidate against the popular opinion that the governorship should go to Itu/Ibion Federal constituency.
He said what is happening in the state is the height of injustice he pleaded that the people of the area are only asking for equity and fairness.
According to him the aspiration of any of their sons or daughters from the Federal Constituency is irreversible.
” It is the turn of Itu/Ibiono Federal Constituency to produce the next Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Since the inception of Democratic rule the state, the govership has been rotated to all the federal constituencies in Uyo Senatoral District.”
He said it will be unfair if the people of the two sister local government areas should be denied the opportunity of producing the governor of the state come 2023.
The chapter chairman however called on the PDP party faithfuls and indeed all the delegates to scrutinize and assess all the governorship aspirants from the Federal Constituency and cast their vote accordingly as a major factor of producing the next Governor of Akwa Ibom State.
On his part, Mr. Akan Okon thanked and appreciated the party leadership of Ibiono Ibom for their unflinching and unwavering support for standing firm and adamant towards projecting and defending the Itu/Ibiono Ibom political cause.
He said his administration will bring very rapid development to the area including infrastructural development with good road network and the provision of social amenities.
According to him Itu and Ibiono over the years don’t have access to any financial institution, quality health care system amongst and hopes to correct it when voted into power.
Mr Okon enjoined the people of Ibiono Ibom not to be distracted and deterd by any political sentiments while pleading with all the delegates to come out in their and vote for him to become the next Governor of Akwa Ibom State in forthcoming party primaries slated for 21st May, 2022.