In a show of solidarity and possibly the assemblage of the largest number of party elders and stakeholders across the state’s three senatorial districts, the Peoples Democratic Party PDP) in Akwa Ibom State led by its chairman, Obong Paul Ekpo over the weekend, in Uyo unanimously passed a vote of confidence on the almost three-month old administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel.
The party also and commended the governor “for the bold steps he has taken to position the state on the path of continuous growth, prosperity and development.”
The meeting also congratulated the President, Muhammadu Buhari on his election as President, Commander–in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, and pledged the party’s support for the success of his administration “in spite of our political differences”.
The Party also commended and congratulated the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio on his election as the Senate Minority Leader and urged him to continue to provide quality leadership in the Senate.
The party affirmed that Akwa Ibom State “ is, and remains a PDP stronghold yesterday, today and tomorrow as” evidenced in the pattern of voting in the past 16 years of our current democratic dispensation” noting that the “election of Udom Emmanuel represents the collective will of our people and, therefore, remains sacrosanct and inviolable”.
The party pledged his fidelity to the government of Governor Emmanuel and would “stand by him to ensure that he achieves each and every part of his vision as encapsulated in his 5-Point Agenda for the state.”
The motion to adopt the communiqué was moved by Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio and was seconded by the Speaker, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Aniekan Uko.
Speaking earlier, Governor Emmanuel had enumerated the achievements of his almost three-month old administration especially in areas of industrialization, power generation, human capacity development, youth e empowerment, and received a standing ovation from the packed audience.