The Honourable Member Representing Abak/Etim Ekpo/Ika Federal Constituency and Chairman, House Committee on Local Content yesterday hosted youths of the federal constituency for a get-together.
The event chaired by Hon. Emmanuel Jackson took place at Wonderland, Abak and had in attendance youth leaders, youth groups drawn from the federal constituency.
Hon. Peter Okoko in his brief remarks admonished youths to shun acts that may jeopardise their future. In his words “Do not allow politicians to use you as tool to sow seeds discord in the federal constituency.”
The atmosphere was charged when he asked “Since Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Ekon has thought it wise to empower the youths of Abak/Etim Ekpo/Ika Federal Constituency, what will you say? The youths echoed “Let him go back for a third term.”
In a separate remarks, the secretary of 2*2*3 Abak Federal Constituency, Mr. Udosen Monday payed glowing tributes to the gaint strides of Hon. Emmanuel Ekon in bettering the fortunes of the federal constituency and recognizing youths. He then moved a motion that “Governor Udom Emmanuel for Second Term, Distinguished Senator Godswill Akpabio for second term and Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Ekon for third term” and the youths said “Idung mma mma!”
Responding to the various remarks, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Ekon represented by Chief Ubong Affia regretted that the lawmaker could not personally attend the event due to exigencies. Delivering the remarks of the Honourable Member, he charged that “We’ve gone past the era where youths are used for thuggery during general elections. It is time for youths to take charge of leadership.”