Uyo People Close Ranks Over Appointment of Information Commissioner
January 5, 2017

Uyo People Close Ranks Over Appointment of Information Commissioner

The people of Uyo Local Government Area could not hide their excitement over the appointment of one of their own into the State Executive Council, saying the coming of the commissioner for Information and Strategy is a soothing balm as it has brought peace and unity to Uyo politics.

Speaking separately at the reception for Dr Charles Udo, at Government Primary School, Obio Offot, political leaders lauded Gov. Udom Emmanuel for the appointment and urged everyone to support the State Executive Council member to succeed.

The political leader of Uyo and chairman, Local Government Service Commission, Dr Val Attah, urged the people of Uyo to join hands to reposition the area in Akwa Ibom politics through unity and political harmony.

His views were reinforced by the Chairman of Uyo Transition Committee, Barr. Mfon Ben, who said Dr Udo’s appointment has bridged the gap and factions that existed in Uyo politics.

He said the presence of all the politicians in Uyo at the reception for Udo was a demonstration that the call for unity is not a mundane and ineffective one, but a realistic development.

The chairman on the occasion, Mr Ini Utuk, also expressed his appreciation to politicians of Uyo for coming together to honour Dr Udo, adding that the coming of the commissioner is a sign of good things to come for the people of the area.

Speaking in the same vein, the member representing Uyo State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mr Monday Eyo, said the time has come for Uyo people to close ranks and present a united front. Rt. Hon. Eyo, who was impressed with the large turnout of Uyo people to welcome Dr. Udo, urged them to eschew divisive tendencies as the commissioner represents a new era in the politics of the area.

Top politicians who attended the event include, Obong Ukpong Dan Umoh; Dr Chris Ekong, a former commissioner for sports; the chairman, Uyo Senatorial District, PeoplesDemocratic Party, Mr Imoh Okon; Uyo chapter chairman of PDP, Mr Idorenyin Orok and Obong Augustine Ikpe, a former state officer of PDP.

Others were Dr Chris Nyong and Chris Udofia, both former chairmen of Uyo Local Government Council; Dr Roberta Edem, a former vice –chairman of Uyo; Mr Anietie Eka, a former leader of Uyo Legislative Council; Obong Tony Asikpo, a chieftain of PDP; Arc. Essien Nkanga, a former chairman of Uyo Local Government Council; Obong Clement Ekott, also a former chairman of Uyo; Mr Ime Uwah, an aide to Gov Emmanuel, among others.

In his remarks, the commissioner expressed his appreciation to his kinsmen for the show of support to him and promised not to disappoint them. He said he would run an administration that will take notice of every input from the people of Akwa Ibom. The commissioner lauded the governor for finding him worthy in character and disposition to serve Akwa Ibom people as a commissioner under his leadership.