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2019: APC SENATOR,STAKEHOLDERS SAY EKERE, NOT A GOOD LEADER 

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2019: APC SENATOR,STAKEHOLDERS SAY EKERE, NOT A GOOD LEADER

Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Esit Eket local Government Area led by their political leader, Senator Etang Edet Umoyo have risen from a meeting to declare that Akwa Ibom people should not entrust Mr. Nsima Ekere, the Managing Director of NDDC their mandate for any leadership position.

The stakeholders reached the resolution in Akpautong, Esit Eket following discussions on challenges threatening the survival of the party in the area.

The said certain inactions of some stakeholders have destabilized the party’s structures and its leadership across wards.

Sen. Umoyo in his address expressed sadness in the manner some stakeholders of the APC have ganged up with external forces against the party’s interest in Esit Eket which he claimed has rendered the party politically irrelevant.

The senator whose patriotic antecedence and political standpoint is obviously not in doubt, challenged the MD of NDDC to justify reasons for refusing contractors issuance of interim payment certificates and non payment of debts to contractors handling NDDC projects.

“To him there’s no justice, there’s no truth and equity; it is only when you agree to support or become a member of his evil gang that Nsima Ekere will consider you for anything; hence his true identity has been revealed which shows that he (Nsima) is not fit to lead Akwa Ibom State”

Umoyo hinted that the party must undergo serious political rehabilitation in other to escape imminent extinction in the area.

The former Cross River State Commissioner for Agriculture stated there was an initial agreement to harmonize the last congress lists with the consent of all the authentic recognise ward leaders before forwading same to the congress committee for ratification and approval, however “this was doctored by Nsima Ekere and his evil gangs.”

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“As chairman of the congress committee in Esit Eket, I was not consulted, the entire elders of the party in the area were flagrantly ignored and schemed out by Barr. Bassey Essien, Dan-Abia Jnr and Eseme Eyibo on the instructions of Nsima against the general interest of the people”

Umoyo further explained that the chapter and ward executives lists was subverted as a result of Nsima’s insatiable ego for power saying that the entire arrangement for a resolution to adopt 2014 congress lists which was unanimously upheld in a meeting held at the residence of Ita Enang and signed by Obong Umanna Umana, Sen. John Udoedehe, Mr. Nsima Ekere, Sen. Aloysius Etuk, Sam Ewang, Sen. Ita Enang and Chief Don Etiebiet to accommodate the interest of Sen. John Udoedehe’s supporters in the chapter executives formation across the State was completely jettisoned.

The APC leader in Esit Eket alleged that Barr. Dan-Abia Jnr. and Hon. Eseme Eyibo who jointly aided Nsima Ekere to highjack and monopolize the entire party structure against the wishes of the people in preparation for Nsima’s Governorship aspiration in Akwa Ibom State, are dented politicians.

“Initially, we all thought that Nsima is friendly and has the interest of Esit Eket at heart, but now, he has completely ignore leadership” Sen. Umoyo asserted.

Dr. Michael Eyo, a one time permanent secretary in the State, in his submission reaffirmed his support to the leadership of Sen. Umoyo led APC. He noted that there’s neiher chapter nor ward executives of the Party in Esit Eket and admitted that the last congress conducted by the APC witnessed the highest level of desperation and highjacking from the camp of Nsima Ekere.

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Also speaking, the APC chapter chairman Mr. Aniefiok Cobb in his remarks reassured members of his party that there is no cause for alarm. Cobb advised all stakeholders to stand on the side of development and equity.

The chapter chairman added that the will of God on who will be Governor of the State will manifest for the people of Akwa Ibom State come 2019.

Others at the meeting were Etteidung Ime Idiyang, Chief Friday Akpadiaha (Ikang), Elder Sunday Assan, Rt. Hon. Theophilus Umoyo, Ubong Umanna, Mr. O. O. Moses, Dr. Ikang, Chief Udo Onwung, Akparawa Okon Etangkanga, Monday Ette, chapter and wards executives, party stalwarts, women and youths.

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Akwa Ibom Speaker says 7th Assembly will be People-centric Legislature

The speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Aniekan Bassey has pledged to run a people-centric 7th Assembly

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Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey receiving a souvenir from Mr Courage Mbon

Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey receiving a souvenir from Mr Courage Mbon

The speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Aniekan Bassey has pledged to run a people-centric 7th Assembly. Speaker Bassey made the promise when Ascend Communications, publishers of Assembly Watch paid him a courtesy visit.

Bassey said he intends to lead an assembly whose legislative engagements will revolve around the constituents, stating that such engagements will be the only way to ensure that the electorate are carried along in the process of legislation.

Speaker Aniekan Bassey said this will be achieved through town hall meetings to gather information on needs of the constituents, constituency briefings to intimate constituents on progress of legislative representation, as well as regular appraisals and briefings. Bassey said these engagements are imperative if the lacuna between the legislature and the electorate is to be bridged.

Speaking earlier, the MD, Ascend Communications, Mr Courage Mbon said the team was in the Assembly to intimate the speaker about “Assembly Watch”, an initiative of Ascend Communications, which aims at informing the general public about activities of legislators both in the State House Of Assembly and the National Assembly.

Mbon said Assembly Watch existed to bridge the communication gap between legislators and the general public; while also appraising performance of legislative representatives both in the state and Abuja.

High point of the visit was the presentation of a commemorative souvenir portrait to congratulate the speaker on his recent election as speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.

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ETINAN LAWMAKER SPONSORS BILL TO CURB RAPE, OTHER VIOLENCE CRIMES IN AKWA IBOM STATE

Rt. Hon. Aniefiok Dennis Akpan, member representing Etinan State Constituency today sponsored a bill to curb rape and other violence crime in Akwa Ibom State.

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ETINAN LAWMAKER SPONSORS BILL TO CURB RAPE, OTHER VIOLENCE CRIMES IN AKWA IBOM STATE

Rt. Hon. Aniefiok Dennis Akpan, member representing Etinan State Constituency

Rt. Hon. Aniefiok Dennis Akpan, member representing Etinan State Constituency

Rt. Hon. Aniefiok Dennis Akpan, member representing Etinan State Constituency today sponsored a bill to curb rape and other violence crime in Akwa Ibom State.

The Bill titled a Law to Eliminate Violence in Private and Public Life, Prohibit all forms of Violence Against Persons and to Provide Maximum Protection and Effective Remedies for Victims and Punishment of Offenders and for Related Matters will ensure stiffer punishment for persons convicted of rape and other violent crimes

Rt Hon. Dennis, in the lead debate,
condemned recent violent crimes in the State and said the Bill when passed into law, will protect women, children and other persons against abandonment, circumcision, domestic and economic abuses.

He said it will also curb forced financial dependence, sexual exploitation, emotional, verbal and psychological abuse and said there must be penalties to discourage offenders from these acts.

The Member representing Ibesikpo Asutan State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Uko who is a co-sponsor of the Bill, said violent crimes were not only particular to women, maintaining the Bill when passed into law, will also protect the men from all forms of harassment.

Others who spoke in support of the Bill, including the Member representing Ika/Etim Ekpo State Constituency, Hon. Mfon Idung, that of Ini, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Ekpenyong; Abak State Constituency, Hon. Udeme Otong;
Ikot Abasi/Eastern Obolo State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Uduak Odudu and Member Ukanafun State Constituency, Dr. (Mrs) Charity Ido, lauded the lead sponsor, Rt. Hon. Aniefiok Dennis for bringing up the bill, saying it will further promote peace in the state.

Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey, Speaker AKHA

Rt. Hon Aniekan Bassey, Speaker AKHA

In his remarks, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey who lauded Members for their interests in the Bill, referred it to the House Committee on Woman Affairs, Social Welfare and Cooperative and directed the Committee to report back to the House within one month.

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Recall in the sixth assembly, Barr
Dennis facilitated a law which seeks to protect Akwa Ibom people from unlawful arrest and detention, the Law amongst other benefits places a ban on the arrest of persons in lieu of suspects, arrests in terms of civil matter and also seeks to eradicate the gender discrimination in bail issues. This was called CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAW.

Barr. Dennis also sponsored a bill which seeks to ensure prohibition of female circumcision or female genital mutilation which is commonly practised in some communities in the state and has lasting negative impacts in the lives of women called LAW THE VIOLENCE AGAINST PERSONS PROHIBITION BILL.

…….Partial contributions from Press Unit, Office of the Speaker, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.

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A’Ibom Assembly seeks State Govt’s Intervention on Calabar-Itu Federal Road

Worried by the sufferings encountered by commuters, residents and other road users plying the now deplorable Calabar-Itu federal road, the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has directed the state Ministry of Works to i

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by Mfonobong Ukpong

Worried by the sufferings encountered by commuters, residents and other road users plying the now deplorable Calabar-Itu federal road, the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has directed the state Ministry of Works to intervene on the failed portion of the Enen-Itam axis of the road, with a view of alleviating the plights of the road users and residents of the area.

The House gave the directive, Thursday at plenary sequel to a motion of urgent public importance raised by the Member representing ITU State Constituency, Hon. Kufre-Abasi Edidem who informed the House of the deplorable state of the Calabar-Itu road, particularly Enen-Itam axis of the road. He said members of his constituents and other road users were expressing difficulties plying the road, and pleaded that the state government be urged to undertake urgent intervention measures on the road in the interest of the people.

Reacting to the motion, lawmakers argued that the current situation of the road was affecting economic activities as the road connects Akwa Ibom with neighboring Cross River State. Members for Ibesikpo-Asutan State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Uko, Nsit-Ubium, Barr. Otobong Bob, Etim-Ekpo/Ika, Hon. Mfon Idung, Uyo, Hon. Anietie Eka, Hon, Abak, Udeme Otong, Ukanafun, Dr. Charity Ido and the Chief Whip, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Ekpenyong in their separate contributions sympathised with residents of the area and other road users who ply the road. They wondered why the federal government was still dragging it’s feet on the said road, years after it publicised that contract had been awarded for the construction of the road. The Assembly Members agreed that it has become expedient for the state government to intervene on the federal road, since majority of those who use the road are Akwa Ibom people.

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Uyo representative, Ekah said “It is disheartening that the federal government seems to be playing politics on the road. It’s high time we separate politics from human lives”.

Reacting, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey said though the Assembly was aware that the said road is a federal road, it was necessary that urgent intervention be undertaken to ameliorate the plights of the people. He ruled that the matter be referred to the State Ministry of Works for urgent intervention, and directed the Clerk to communicate the decision of the House to appropriate quarters for necessary action.

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