By Prince Bassey
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Akwa Ibom State Chapter, Saturday, insisted that there is no going back on the approved zoning arrangement for 2019 general elections for all elective positions in the State.
In a Communiqué issued at the end of a State Caucus meeting of the Party held at Banquet Hall, Government House, Uyo, the Party said it believes in strictly enforcing the zoning/rotation principle of the Party on all elective positions and direct all the organs and leadership of the Party to implement it fully in all constituencies.
The State Caucus meeting which had in attendance Governor Udom Emmanuel and Deputy, Mr. Moses Ekpo, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Onofiok Luke, Senator Godswill Akpabio, CON, members of the National Assembly, the National Legal Adviser, members of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, the State Chairman of the Party, Obong Paul Ekpo, also passed an overwhelming vote of confidence on Governor Udom Emmanuel, for his performances across all sectors of the polity, economy, and socio-cultural, at very trying times of one of the worst recessions in modern history of Nigeria.
The Caucus assured the Governor of full support for a Second Term in office to complete and accomplish full implementation of his on-going projects and programmes.
At the end of the meeting, the Caucus also applauded both the National and State Assemblies under the leadership of the Senate Minority Leader, His Excellency, Senator Godswill Akpabio, CON, and Rt. Hon. Onofiok Luke, respectively for their effective and robust legislative contributions for the growth of the State and the Nation.
The meeting which was chaired by the State Chairman of the Party, Obong Paul Ekpo, enjoined all leaders/members of the Party at all levels to see and embrace the need to keep the Party much more united to enable the Party go in and out of the forth-coming elections successfully.
The Party specifically cautioned its members at all levels to refrain from issuing any statement on any issue and matter whatsoever, without the approval of the Leadership or appropriate arm of the Party.
The Caucus also congratulated the newly inaugurated National Working Committee (NWC) of our great Party, PDP, led by Prince Uche Secondus, the National Chairman, and erstwhile Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Investments, Commerce and Industry Barr and National Legal Adviser of the Party, Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem, while praying for God’s guidance, wisdom and grace as they steer the ship of affairs of the Party.