… I will be a voice In the House of Representative~ Dr. Edet
Ahead of next year’s general Election, the leading political group in Akwa Ibom State, “U-31” yesterday October 20, 2022 met with the PDP House of Representative flag bearer Dr. Glory Edet to reaffirmed their support and assured her of the group’s readiness to work with her come 2023.
Leader of the movement Mr. Charles Udofia, himself SA to Governor Udom Emmanuel said Dr. Edet who is the immediate passed Dean of Commissioners, has the political dexterity, administrative acumen and inter-personal skills to lead Ikono/Ini in the House of Representatives come 2023.
While commending the efforts of Dr. Edet during her stayed in office as the commissioner in ensuring that Ikono Ini get what duly belongs to them, Udofia expressed confidence in the capacity of Dr Edet to drive effective representation. He noted that with her wealth of experience in public service she will build a good working relationship among all tiers of government for the sake of national development.
Udofia decried a situation where those who should respect the wishes of Ikono/Ini people were devising satanic plots to trample on their electoral rights of going against the long respected zoning formula, stressing that U-31 will not relent in the struggle until their demand was met and their desire is upheld.
Udofia informed that U-31 is a grassroots movement with formidable structure to help the governor land well as well as user in a new leadership that would consolidate on the developmental strides of His Excellency.
“U-31 have street credibility, we have the structure, we have won elections using our structure and we will do it again come 2023” he assured.
In her response, Dr. Edet, thanked, Mr. Charles Udofia for the vision, said U-31 is full of units commanders who will deliver PDP. She added that as a staff adviser in the University of Uyo she saw many youths who was very good in their different life endeavours but has no support hence her passion for young people.
“During my days at the University I saw all kind of behaviour from the youths, have worked with them and I must say that some of them are very good”
She further explained that Ini is blessed with quality leaders when it comes to representation. She condemned in strong terms a statement credited to Hon. Emmanuel Ukpong Udo who said Ini has no body to represent them or speak for them at the House of Representatives.
“Ini local government is blessed with good products for election, this is the time for Ini to produce someone in the House of Representatives. “I know Emmanuel Ukpng Udo know he is going no were because this is time for Ini”. I will remain Glory Edet even after the general election.”
She further explained that since Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency is made up of two local government, the should be peace, unity and brotherly love, while assuring that she will be a voice at the House of Representative.
Others who gave their Goodwill messages include; PDP flag bearer for Ini State Constituency, Hon. Lawrence Udoide, PDP Chapter Chairman for Ini. Hon. Emmanuel Uma, Leader Ikono Legislative Council, Hon. Nsikak Ntok, Campaign DG of God’s Glory, Leader of U-31 in Ikono Hon. Matthew and many other Local Government Coordinators.
High point of the event was the conferment of Patroness award on Dr. Glory Edet and Patron award on the Ini Chapter Chairman of PDP, Mr. Emmanuel Uma.