Ikot Ekpene Chapter and Ward executives of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) were hosted by the State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Dr. Nse Udo Essien at his Amayam country home on Sunday.
The meeting was to enable the Science and Technology Commissioner have a one-on-one interface with members of the party in Ikot Ekpene and to also ensure a model for the actualization of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s 2019 bid is put in place.
Dr Nse Essien said it was necessary for the party’s leadership in the various wards as well as stakeholders to take advantage of the ongoing voters registration and National identity card exercise adding that it will ease mobilization for the second term bid of the Governor. He charged the party to be united and carry all the members along saying that “the envisaged success of the party is hinged on our unity and the need for understanding within the party”
Dr. Essien lauded the decampees from the opposition party to the PDP family for their decision and effort to key into the policy thrust of the Governor Udom Emmanuel led administration,expressing optimism that more will continue to come back to the PDP.
The Science and Technology Boss who expressed delight for the turn out despite the short notice thanked members of the party and appealed that the meeting be made more regular for proper synergy.
In his remarks,the Ikot Ekpene Chapter Chairman of the party, Mr. Donald Okon thanked the Commissioner for hosting members of the party and assured that there would be a close working relationship while enumerating some of the challenges before the chapter to include accommodation, financial assistance to members. Mr. Okon said the party would go all out to redeem its “lost members” and ensure a landslide victory in 2019 elections.
Others who spoke included the women leader, Obonganwan Abigail Anthony, youth leader, Comrade Lawrence Isang and the ward Chairman, Mr. Idorenyin Udofia gave testimonies of the Commissioner’s benevolence, show of love and urged him to continue in the path whole pledging their support to Governor Udom’s administration and promised to return him to the Hilltop Mansion come 2019