…Says its doors are wide open for reception
The Akwa Ibom State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has opened its doors to receive new and returning members into its fold.
The party stressed that there will be no iota of segregation and discrimination on the opposition players who seek to join the party, while upholding that all indigenes of the State are one in the Akwa Ibom Project.
The party chairman, Obong Paul Expo noted these on Monday, December 23, during a press conference held at the Party Secretariat in Uyo.
The Chairman, who reminded all splinter groups and aggrieved persons that the legal tussles initiated by the governorship candidate of APC, Obong Nsima Ekere and the APC against Governor Udom were over and Governor Udom’s election victory reaffirmed, appealed to members of the opposition to harken to the call for unity by the governor.
“Dear friends, I can firmly announce that the battle of elections is over and done with, the battle of statehood must commence – this battle needs all hands to the pumps. This is a battle that must be fought with all our collective might and won for the sake of history and posterity. This battle is the attainment of the Akwa Ibom project. It is the battle for the survival and identification of the Akwa Ibom persona; the struggle to attain our rightful place in the affairs of our nation and then truly launch ourselves into global limelight”, Obong Ekpo said.
“The mantle of leadership has been handed back to Governor Udom Emmanuel to complete his full season of two terms and we join him in extending the olive branch to all our friends from other political parties, to join hearts, heads and hands with him to build an Akwa Ibom of our dreams – a state which we can bequeath to our succeeding generations as a goodly inheritance without blemish.”
“We appeal to members of the opposition to accept the unity call of the Governor and contribute ideas, mobilize physical and spiritual support for the Governor in this his second and last term”, he continued.
“As the Chairman of our great party, I will reiterate the fact that the doors of our party are open for all those seeking or desiring to join us afresh, or those returning home after a sojourn in strange political lands. We can assure them that there will be no segregation or discrimination, as we are all one in the Akwa ibom project. I hereby direct all ward and chapter chairmen to create receptive environment for those intending to join us”, he added.
Ekpo saluted citizens of the State for their undaunted love and support for the party even in the face of intimidation, mockery and insults thrown at them owing to their firm support for the party in the past years and during the 2019 general elections.
He congratulated the State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel on his 3-time victory and members of the National and state Assemblies on their successes at the polls and court, while charging them to strive to deliver excellently on their mandate.
Credit: Abasifreke Obot