2019 Presidential polls: Akwa Ibom Governor’s Aide appointed State coordinator
…donates campaign office for Atiku Abubakar
By Emma Akpabio, Uyo
The creativity and grassroots mobilization strength/strategies of the Pioneer Special Assistant to Akwa Ibom State Governor on Trade and market matters – Akparawa Idorenyin Raphael, has earned him an appointment as State Coordinator of “U $ I support group” for the 2019 PDP Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in Akwa Ibom State.
In an appointment letter signed by the Director General of the support group, Prince Eke Efeffiong Nta noted that the appointment came “upon the resolve of the National Executive Council of the group.” Findings reveal that U & I support group for Atiku is ranked among the top ten, out of over ten thousand political groups duly registered to pilot the campaign activities of the Nigeria’s one time Vice president.
Speaking with Journalists in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State Capital, Akparawa Raphael who described his appointment as an honour, promised to work tirelessly to ensure that the gospel of Atiku Abubakar reaches all the ends of Akwa Ibom State. Speaking further, the commander of Akwa Ibom Traders also vowed to collapse all Traders political structure for Alhaji Abubakar.
On the Atiku branded office located at No 11, wellington Bassey Way Uyo, Raphael said ” on receipt of my appointment letter, I understood that the need to have a take off point, hence I personally acquired the whole of this building and branded it, to demonstrate that Akwa Ibom are ready to support Alhaji Abubakar to make Nigeria Work again”. He added.
Raphael disclosed that the official inauguration of Akwa Ibom State Chapter of U $ I support group will be done before the end of the month. He also intimated newsmen that local government, Wards and Unit Coordinators shall be inaugurated.
Akparawa Raphael promised to also use the political group to mobilise support for the reelection of Governor Udom Emmanuel and all other PDP Candidates in Akwa Ibom State.