The Akwa Ibom State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Woman Leader, Deaconess Mmeme Akpabio has tasked Party faithful especially the women wing to take advantage of the ongoing voter registration exercise to get registered so as to play relevant roles in the upcoming elections.
Deaconess Akpabio who is touring the Federal Constituencies across the State with other Women Exco made the call during her mobilization and sensitization tour to each of the Federal Constituencies.
The State PDP Woman Leader who was received by thousands of PDP women faithful and supporters at each of the Federal Constituencies visited advised the women to participate fully in the ongoing exercise and also to sensitize and mobilise other women towards increased participation and success of the exercise.
She noted that it was important for the women to come out to register and get their voters card as they would be politically impotent without a card.
While commending the women for the massive turnout at each of the Federal Constituencies visited, called on them to continue to support the government of Mr. Udom Emmanuel as he has a lot in store for the women ranging from empowerment and capacity building.
While giving them felicitations from the wife of the governor, Mrs Martha Udom Emmanuel, Deaconess Akpabio assured them that those who are yet to receive wrappers should only be patient asserting that their turn would soon come as the governor’s wife has their interest at heart.
She used the occasion to advise the women not to segregate other women who have returned to the Party fold as the Party is very accommodating and will cater for all interest.
Deaconess Akpabio noted that women are a strong force of the Party, thanked Council Chairmen for their support to the women Party faithful while also calling on the women to intensify regular meetings at the Chapter and Ward levels with stakeholders.
Also lending her voice in Oron Federal Constituency, a former Minister, and Chairman of Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic Board, Mrs Akon Eyakenyi said that ears have heard and eyes have seen what the State Governor has done even in the present recession and assured the women that the wife of the governor, Mrs Martha will continue to fete the women every quarter as she always does, advising them not to mismanage but invest the funds.
On her part, the Transition Chairman of Urueofong Uruko, Mrs. Precious Selong said that the women were hundred percent behind the governor and wife and while thanking the governor’s wife for using FEYREP to impact the lives of women.
Speaking in Etinan Federal Constituency, the Transition Chairman, Mr. Cletus Ekpo thanked the governor for the ongoing industrialisation drive and assured the women of Martha Udom’s continues support including building of houses for women and other forms of empowerment packages. He advised women to register in their various wards.
Also lending their voices, Mrs Sarah Esitikot and the Uyo Senatorial Women Leader, Mrs Nsima Brownson assured the women of Mrs. Martha Udom’s continuous support which included soft loan to women.
In the visit to Ikot Abasi Federal Constituency, the Transition Chairman of Ikot Abasi Mr Ubong Ukwang thanked the PDP Woman Leader for the visit and assured support to the governor while tasking the women to remain resolute in the support to the present administration.
Also lending her voice, the Transition Chairman of Mkpat Enin, Lady Ekaette Usip tasked the women to remain unwavering in their support to the government and assured them that the governor’s wife has a lot in store for them.
In Abak Etim Ekpo Ika Federal Constituency, the Transition Chairman of Ika Inibehe Etukudo thanked the governor’s wife for giving recognition to women and advised the women to co tinue in their support to the government noting that PDP was a religion in the State while also thanking Mrs. Mmeme Akpabio for her leadership role of women in the Party.
The Party Women Leader also led other women stakeholders to visit Itu Ibiono and Eket Federal Constituencies where they all spoke in unism, calling on women Party faithful to continue in their support to the governor and wife while also going out to register in the ongoing voter registration exercise.
Present during the tour to seven Federal Constituencies included but not limited to wife of the PDP Publicity Secretary, Barr Sandra Ememobong, former SSG Mrs Grace Ekong, wife to Environment Commissioner Mrs. Essien, Mrs Atim Shirley, Obongawan Ntukubom, SA to governor on Skill Mrs Majoiry Abasiodiong, SUBEB Chairman Mr Maria Ikrok, member representing Ikot Ekpene/Obot Akara, Mr. Idongesit Ntekpere, Transition Chairman of Ikot Rkpene Mr. David Umanah, Mrs. Mary Kelvin, PDP Financial Secretary Pastor Mrs. Joyce Udoh, Ikot Ekpene Senatorial Woman Leader Mrs. Useneno Tom, wife of Eket Paramount Ruler Obongawan E. Abia, Mrs. Selina Ukpatu, Mrs. Jane Umoiyoho, Transition Chairman of Essien Udim Barr. Paulinus Idio,all Chapter and Ward women leaders, Mbong Iban, LEWA members among other stakeholders.
The tour train would be visiting Ikono-Ini, Ukanafun and Uyo Federal Constituencies soon.