Stakeholders of the Akwa Ibom State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday, May 18, met to celebrate their victory at the 2019 general elections.
The meeting which is the first since the conclusion of the elections, held a moment of appreciation to stakeholders of the Party and felicitations to those who emerged victorious at the polls.
A communique issued at the end of the meeting indicates that the Stakeholders, after congratulating the State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, on his sterling performance in his first tenure, passed a Vote of Confidence on him “for the gallant attitude he exhibited throughout the 2019 General Elections, and for the inspirational leadership he provided”, which they said was as a factor that emboldened Akwa Ibom people to go out and vote for the Party’s massive victory at all levels in the State.
They congratulated Governor Udom on “his well-deserved victory for the Second Term” and other candidates of the Party who won the elections in various capacities.
The enlarged Caucus also commended the State and National Lawmakers for standing firm with the Governor, and not bowing to threats and blackmail which characterized the period of election. This they said, contributed immeasurably to the electoral victory.
In their list of tributes was the State Chairman of the Party, Obong Paul Ekpo, whom they said “demonstrated maximum loyalty and very high commitment in mobilizing the entire State Executive, Chapter Chairmen, and all levels of Party leadership in the State to record such incredible electoral feat”.
Also acknowledged were the traditional rulers, the Christian Community and PDP loyalists who demonstrated their support for the Party in ensuring peace in their areas of jurisdiction, praying for the good of the state and going out in their numbers to vote the Party and its candidates into victory, respectively.
Finally, the Party, describing God as the Governor among all nations, thanked Him for the grace shown in the making of the victory.
At the meeting were the State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel; his Wife, Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel; the Deputy Governor, Mr. Moses Ekpo; Speaker of the House of Assembly and Member-elect, Etinan Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. (Barr.) Onofiok Luke (by the Deputy Speaker); members of the National Assembly, Director General, Divine Mandate Organization, Otuekong Idongesit Nkanga, members of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, and the State Chairman of the Party, Obong Paul Ekpo, who chaired the meeting.