Monday, June 25, 2018


By; Ifreke Udoyo..

The Iko-Eket group of villages ( Iko-Eket and Uda Iko-Eket) in ward II Central of Eket local government area gather on Sunday 24 to discussed the betterment of the community and also to project plans in supporting the administration of Gov. Udom Emmanuel and Hon. Frank Archibong the Executive Chairman of Eket local government area.

The meeting was host by Comrd. Tony Udoh, the PDP ward II central Chairman at the home resident of Mr Isang Ime ward leader of Iko-Eket village. The meeting witness an overwhelming swarm of youths, women, traditional heads, and residents in the community.

Comrd. Tony Udoh, in his remark appreciate the people for turning out in their numbers, commenting Iko-Eket people to be peaceful and law abiding citizens.

Udoh, while advising the people expressed the Chairman's vowed Commitment to partner with Iko-Eket village. Saying that the reason for the meeting is to discuss the way forward of ward II central and Iko-Eket village, also to enlighten the village on what th People Democratic Party(PDP) has done in the community for the past six months of him emerging as the Ward Chairman.

He further seize the opportunity to call for wider participation in the ongoing continuous voters card registration (PVC). Adding that the only way the people can vote back our Governor Mr Udom Emmanuel into office in 2019 is by registration of voters card and collection of PVC is already registered.

Furthermore, he said "Hon. Frank Archibong has fulfilled his campaign promise to the good people of Iko-Eket by renovating the village town hall and others supportive projects in the community".

" Archibong, through his community development projects has shown his people that his leadership is a product of good governance and will bring more projects to Iko-Eket people, " Udoh said.

He also informed the people on the Chairman's promise to Iko-Eket and Uda Iko-Eket. Saying " very soon some committee will be form in the local government, and the council Chairman Hon. Frank Archibong has promised the people of Iko-Eket that their names will be included among the committee respectively.

Udoh, while addressing the people also comment that Ward II central are very lucky for having good representatives like Akaniyene Tommey(aka Alaba) councillor representing Ward II central in the LGA, Hon. Frank Archibong the present Chairman of Eket LGA. Adding that they have done noble in their performance.

According to Udoh, he placed his total support to Iko-Eket people saying "I will not exserted to stand by the people of Iko-Eket and will do my very best to see that youths in the community gain positively from empowerment by the People Democratic Party (PDP)".

Speaker after speaker, the entire speakers continue preaching the good work of Gov. Emmanuel,  Hon.Frank Archibong, Hon. Akaniyene Tommey and the party repeatedly.

The Vice Chairman of Ward II central Hon.Victor Henry speaking in the meeting thank the ward chairman for thinking positively by bringing the people together to have like minds in the community and for better reasons for the future of Iko-Eket group of villages (Iko-Eket and Uda Iko-Eket).

"I think this is the beginning of a new birth for Iko-Eket people, because we are lucky to have the Chairman of the council from this zone."

He pleaded with the youths to support the good government of Hon. Frank to help assist him in a better governing of Eket nation. Furthermore, in his remarks. Henry said " rumours reaching me from Iko-Eket is that some group of persons want to mislead some PDP members to Join their party, I stand on the ground that no youth should be allowed to be use." 

"PDP is the ruling party in Akwa Ibom State, in Eket LGA and PDP we all belong."

He thank Hon. Frank Archibong for renovating the village town hall which will be use for serval meetings and other function by the traditional heads. Also in his word comment the governor Mr Udom Emmanuel for his good governance, "the achievement of this administration is the industrial rebirth of Akwa Ibom State," Henry said.

Having good representatives are known by their actions, keeping their promises and coming as a co-labourer with you in the task of reconstructing Eket LGA, Hon. Frank Archibong is one man we will always trust and believe in.

Miss Patience Peter woman leader of Uda Iko-Eket during her speech thank the Ward Chairman for convincing the meet in his capacity, she further by saying that " we the women are preaching Gov.Udom Emmanuel  come 2019, very soon we shall commence a door to door campaign for His Excellency Gov.Udom Emmanuel."

Patience in her remark, told the women not to be allowed any group of persons to make them sell their vote rights to any party more then PDP.

Furthermore, she appealingly notified the Ward Chairman to inform the party leaders to also involved Iko-Eket as delegates during the upcoming primary elections. saying, "Iko-Eket are always neglected when it comes to delegate issues in the zone, adding that unit coordinators should be taken important not dumping them after elections".

She also appealed that the leaders should give extending hands to the grassroot adding that if the grassroot are not developed, the community like Iko-Eket can never grow positively.

Chief Monday Michael Ette, the village head of Uda Iko-Eket appreciate the new development and thank Hon. Frank Archibong for touching the lives of Iko-Eket people, adding that Mr Udom Emmanuel as done well in his administration bringing infrastructure, industrialization, employment to the youths and empowerment to women and youths of Akwa Ibom state. 

As a traditional ruler, "with all this, he is one among the best governor Akwa Ibom state has ever had," he further by thanking Hon. Frank Archibong for maintaining peace in the local government area and pledge that the council of chiefs will always support this administration to the fullest.

Reactions were made by many, but which was still mouth's full of thanks and support for the good government of the day.

Comrd.Tony in his closing remark discribed  Frank Archibong administration has having a very high premium on community development, for renovating Uda Idung Akpekong Village Hall in Iko-Eket village, Eket local Government of Akwa Ibom state. And also thank the councillor representing Ward II central Hon. Akaniyene Tommey(aka Alaba) for his support to the people of ward II central since sworn into office.

Highlight of the event was a colourful parade by a cross section of the youths from the respective zone.

Dignitaries present in meeting were, Ward II central Chairman- Tony Udoh, Ward II central Vice Chairman - Hon. Victor Henry, prince Ettebong Harry,James Mbre,Isang Ime - ward II central leader, Patience Peter- woman leader Uda Iko-Eket, Chief Monday Michael Ette- village head Uda Iko-Eket, including others in the meeting.




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