The APC campaign council Ibiono Ibom chapter, lead by Barr. Edet IkotIdem and Pst. Owoedinyene Ekpenyong, consulted the general house of IBIONO IBOM WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT UNION (IWADU), at IWADU’S headquarters, Ikpa Ibiono, In Ibiono Ibom LGA.
IWADU is a Sociocultural Organization, populated with community leaders, clan heads, men of goodwill and high reputation. Its branches cut across all the LGA in the state and chapters in the country. It was created in 1937 before independent and has remained as famous sociocultural organization that stood grounds on agitation for the creation of Ibiono from Itu in 1996 and one of the political tool that foster unity and developments in Ibiono Ibom.
Akwa Ibom Northwest Senatorial candidate of APC, Rt. Hon. Bassey Etim, came with his entourage and grace the occasion.
In his remarks, Etim presented his unreserved loyalty to the Union and thanked his royal majesty, The paramount ruler of Ibiono Ibom for bringing together all the clan heads and Chief to this wonderful gathering.
He solicits for their support to stand for the already zoning arrangements we had been enjoyed in Uyo senatorial district so that peace, unity and developments can thrive.
Responding, The House of representative hopeful for Itu/Ibiono Ibom Federal constituency, Barr. Edet IkotIdem, presented his vision to the Union. He expressed delights and outmost respect to the Union and thanked them for their outstanding performance and records since 1937 to maintain peace and developments in Ibiono Ibom and large. He quoted that:
“there’s no son that shows respects to his father that can go unblessed”
He assured the general council of IWADU that He will work with House of Assembly candidate and Senatorial candidate of APC to attract speedy development to Itu/Ibiono Ibom federal constituency.
The Incoming member for Ibiono Ibom state constituency, Pst. Owoedinyene Ekpenyong, salutes the general council of IWADU and thanked them for granting him an opportunity to speak.
I’m very much conversant with the terrain of Ibiono Ibom. Having been in Ibiono for years and witness how our people had been abandoned and major environments; starting from our council Secretariat, Ikpanya and our institutions like clans and government technical college had been totally deserted. As I speak, Ibiono Ibom requires emergency intervention and we’re ready to bring those intervention, change things and listen to the plight of our people.
The President general IWADU council, Dr. Effiong Inyang, applauds the candidates for their wisdom. For having heard that we will gather today, they took duly advantage in one accord and consults the general house. He specifically thanked Barr. Edet IkotIdem for putting down his vision and presented to the Union as an evidence to show direction toward the success of his ambition.
His royal majesty, Edidem Okuku Ime Udo Usoro Inyang, The Paramount ruler of Ibiono Ibom, eulogise the candidates for their readiness to champion the course of Itu/Ibiono Ibom federal/state constituency and Uyo Senatorial district. He charged them to respond to their promises and give effective representation whenever they gets to their respective positions.
Goodwill message was rendered by the Secretary general of IWADU, Prince Godwin Okon.
Speaking also were, Obong Dr. J.J. Akpan- Chairman Ibiono House Building Projects, HRH Chief Isaac Umoessien- Clan head of Ikpanya, Elder Dr.Okon U. Antia- secretary general Ibiono Ibom elders council, Obong Nwanakwo Nkanta- Group head Ididep and many others.
Mattello Felix Jnr