Mattello Felix Jnr
The federal house of representative hopeful, Barr. Edet Ikotidem continued his wide consultations as he stormed ward eight and nine yesterday.
The event was held at QIC primary school, Nung Ukot Itam, and UPE primary school, Ikot Ekwere Itam, ITU LGA.
The events witnessed top dignitaries in the area. Amongst the dignitaries was S.A to the President on senate matters and DG, Akwa Ibom State APC campaign council, distinguished Sen. Ita Enang.
The former lawmaker expressed excitement and appreciated the kind gestures he had experienced from ITU, right from when he was a councillor.
“ITU people have been my backbone and big political instrument towards my elevation in politics”.
The lawmaker recalled the fracas that occurred in ITU/IBIONO IBOM federal constituency some years back and appealed to the people of ITU to support and take the mandates of President Muhammadu Buhari, Obong Dr. Nsima Ekere, Rt. Hon. Bassey Etim, Barr. Edet IkotIdem and Hon. Idongesit Ituen as their own. He Explained that zoning must be respected because ITU/IBIONO federal constituency cannot avoid to have a governor for the first time come 2023.
The member representing Itu State constituency in Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Hon. Idongesit Ituen thanked Barr. Edet Ikotidem for bringing the tour to his ward and pledged unflinching support to the candidate.
According to Ituen:
“we don’t talk politics but we practice politics; he may be my senior in age but in this game of politics, I am his senior”.
The crowd you see today is not up to half of people we have in ward 8, this is just Ikot Ekwere Itam alone, a unit in ward 8. We will shock the entire State when we’ll be embarking on our units mobilization. Obong Dr. Nsima Ekere has found good things in Itu and he has decided to start his campaign rally here in Itu, on Tuesday after his flag off rally in Uyo township stadium on Monday”.
Ituen narrated that, he has never worked with an ungrateful person like governor Udom Emmanuel before.
“Udom refused to complete Afaha Ube Itam road just because I defected to APC, that shows how ungrateful the governor is. You should be a governor of the people not for Idongesit Ituen. I decided to pitch my tent with APC to embrace progress. We have witnessed what Obong Dr. Nsima Ekere has done in Itu, we cannot deny him our overwhelming and unflinching support”. He concluded.
In his response, The federal House hopeful Barr. IkotIdem, applauded the people of Ward 8 and 9, most especially ward 9, where he lives and where his business is situated. He recounted the benefits he has gotten from the area since he had relocated to Itu and expressed delight over what he has seen in ward 8 courtesy of Hon. Idongesit Ituen.He also acknowledged that with Ituen, his winning in ward 8 has been settled.
The incoming lawmaker promised to work with candidate of Ibiono Ibom Pst. Owoedinyene Ekpenyong and Hon. Idongesit Ituen to bring transformation to Itu/Ibiono Ibom federal constituency. He concluded that;
‘there has been suffering since our son, distinguished Sen. Ita Enang left office and the shoe he left behind couldn’t fit anyone’ but that he shall fill the void.
Those who spoke at the events were, Obong Dr. Usen Ebong, Mr. Edet Usen, and Engr. Efiok Bassey Etim. Others are,
Ette Umoren Akpakpan,
Mr. Inemesit Ukpon, Mr.Solomon Okon, Eteidung Aniedi James, Ette Enefiok Okon Ikpe, Ette Imoh ofiong.
The events witnessed top political stakeholders in the area and also included youths, women and elders.