Tuesday, February 27, 2018


The Senior special Assistant to the governor on Medicals, Dr Ignatius Akpabio has led the mobilization drive for the ongoing voters’ registration conducted by INEC to his home town in Onna, Oniong West ward One, and drummed support for the PDP and governor Udom Emmanuel.

Dr Akpabio called on all elders, men, women and youth groups in the area to take advantage of the opportunity provided by the voters’ registration to increase their chances of electing credible leaders who will represent their best interest come 2019.

In his speech, Dr. Akpabio, called on all the elders, women and youths to get their PVC ready to re-elect His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel in 2019, he highlighted the achievement of the present administration to include, the Syringe factory, the metering factory, coconut refinery and others. The SSA on medicals thanked the people for coming out in their numbers to get registered.

Dr Akpabio who had single handedly facilitated the rehabilitation of the cottage hospital in Ikot Iko Ibon in Onna local government area, which today is providing for the primary health care needs of the people in that environs noted that; Deac Udom Emmanuel means well for the people of the area and will continue to bring more dividends of democracy till 2023.

It was also a time for empowerment as the SSA announced sponsorship of medical treatment for one of the constituents of the area, Mr Samuel Ekaette Jnr. from Ikot Edor; with full surgery. A case which could not be handled at the cottage hospital will be transferred to the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital.

As far as testimonials within the community go, Dr Akpabio has before now been in the business of providing medical assistances to so many people of his constituency and many other Akwa Ibom sons and daughters.

Similiarly, he employed Teachers for Oniong West secondary School, Ikot Edor; who before now was faced with the challenge of understaffing, as students’ population overwhelmed teachers.
It is on record that till today, those teachers are being paid from a personal fund made available by Dr. Akpabio.

It will be recalled that Oniong West ward one recorded the second highest votes during the last gubernatorial election in ONNA that produced His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel as Governor in 2015.

Abasiubong Tom; Nextreporter
27th Feb 2018




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