Traditional rulers in Eket local government area have thrown their weight behind the re – election of Gov Udom Gabriel Emmanuel & other candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the forth – coming elections.
The Chairman of Eket Traditional Rulers Council (ETRC) & the paramount ruler of Eket, HRM Obong E. C. D. Abia, Attah Ekid Afid,said the decision was informed by benefits & prospects for Eket people, under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Obong Abia made the submission when the Eket Chapter leadership of the Divine Mandate campaign organization,led by Hon. Frank Archibong visited him in his palace.
The monarch maintained that the area which was the headquarters of Eket Senatorial district had been neglected by successive Governments despite producing the wealth of the state.
He listed the roads, stadium & urbanisation by the Governor and maintained that no other party had such genuine intentions for Eket people.
” People say traditional rulers should not be partisan, but no one can stop us as leaders from charting a course that will bring benefits to our people. When we see what is right we must say it loud and clear. We in Eket are supporting Udom Emmanuel all the way.”
Obong Abia urged the entire Eket people to stick with the leadership of Governor Udom Emmanuel who has made Eket a center of development, after years of neglect.
Speaking further, the Chairman of Eket and Coordinator of Eket Divine Mandate Organization,Hon.Frank Archibong said it was the decision of the committee to seek blessings of the royal fathers before commencing their campaigns.
Mr Archibong also presented to the monarch, Rt. Hon. David Lawrence, PDP State House of Assembly candidate, who was blessed by the traditional fathers.
Speaking during the visit, Hon. David Lawrence promise to attract more investments to Eket LGA if re – elected for another term of ‘robust representation.’
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Dominic Ukpong describe Governor Udom Emmanuel as God sent, who has the magic wand to transform the state.
Also in the delegation of Mr.Frank Archibong, DG Eket Divine Mandate Organization,were Pastor Ita Umoh Udo, Barrister Akpadiaha Ebitu, State Treasurer PDP, Obongiwaad Emman Mbong, PDP chapter chairman Eket, Hon. Nsikan John, Vice Chairman Eket LGA, Essien Ndueso Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Hon. Kufre Imo Ekpe, Leader Eket Legislative Council,other Councillors, Supervisors, Special Advisers, PDP stakeholders, PDP chapter & ward executives, women & youth groups.