PDP Women Leaders Reassure Gov Udom Emmanuel Of Their Support
February 7, 2017

PDP Women Leaders Reassure Gov Udom Emmanuel Of Their Support

By Victor Ufot

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chapter Women leaders in the 31 Local Government Areas of Akwa Ibom State and their women state Exco members have reaffirmed their total dedication and support to Governor Udom Emmanuel and wife Martha.

The women made the pledge during their monthly prayer meeting with the state Woman Leader of the party Deaconess Mrs. Mmeme Akpabio today in Uyo. The party faithful stated that the state governor and his wife have been able to deliver on their campaign promises and as such, as party members and Akwa Ibom daughters they are proud of his administration.

The women praised the governor’s prudence in managing the meager resources that comes into the state. They also commended the governor for the massive road projects that are currently ongoing in all parts of the state.

Commenting on recent political happening in the state, especially the recent defection of Senator Nelson Effiong, the women leaders noted that the defection will in no way affect the already intimidating support base of the governor or the PDP family in the area. The women promised to stand with the party and the governor at all times because the signs are clear that the governor came with good intentions for the state.

“With due respect our leader, (state woman leader) we stand to tell you that we are very proud of the achievements of our dear Governor and wife in the state. As party members at the grassroots, it is very easy to sale our party to our people at home because they have seen the results in just one year and few months. We have new roads everywhere and our workers are paid regularly, indeed the governor has done well for the state.

“On the recent defection of Senator Nelson Effiong who hails from Eket Senatorial District, we want to state categorically that his going to the other party does not affect our stand and belief in the abilities of the governor.”

Speaking earlier at the meeting, the State PDP Woman Leader Deaconess Mrs. Mmeme Akpabio thanked God for keeping the women safe since last year and thanked the governor, Deacon Udom Emmanuel and His wife Martha for the good packages they extended to the women during the yuletide and prayed for God’s continuous blessing upon the family. She also commended the first family for the caliber of women that were elected to serve the party at various levels.

Mrs. Akpabio said that women under the umbrella of the PDP are happy with the performance so far and hinted that their loyalty and support is intact for the Governor even beyond 2019. She continued by saying that the women will fight, stand and work together for the overall success of the present administration.

“The women have mandated me to say that we will stand firm and work together to make sure that this administration succeeds and completes the two term tenure of 8 years. We are mothers and we are all pregnant for His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel and I can promise you that there will be no miscarriage; we will deliver come 2019”.

She also charged the women not to be disturbed by false publications in the media but to work for the success of PDP and cautioned them to be careful of what they say at all times.

The State Woman Leader described the women wing as a formidable organ of the party with hardworking members and averred that the women will redouble their efforts to make sure the people centered policies of Governor Udom Emmanuel are executed.

The women used the meeting to congratulate the state Chairman of the party Obong Paul Ekpo for emerging the National Chairman of Forum of PDP State Chairmen in Nigeria and described the appointment as well deserved.

The meeting was well attended by all the 31 Women Leaders of the party and other female party officials at the state level.