Election: Oruk Anam Civil Servants reaffirm support for PDP
By Emma Akpabio, Ekparakwa
Civil Servants in Oruk Anam local government area under the auspices of Workers Walk for Udom and Udo Kierian (WWUUK) could no longer hold their feelings and love for good governance, hence total support have been declared for Gov Udom Emmanuel and Rt Hon Sir Udo Kierian Akpan ahead of the March 9, general elections.
In a meeting held at Oruk Anam Council Hall
at Ikot Ibritam on Wednesday March 6, 2019, WWUUK which is made up of leaders and members of National Union of Teachers (NUT), National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) and Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) among others, turned out massively to declare their support for the Peoples Democratic party.
In his opening remarks, the coordinator of WWUUK – Comrade Ukeme Umoren appreciated Rt. Hon. Udo Kieran Akpan for always carrying the Civil servants’ interest at heart. Umoren admonished Oruk Anam workers to support the continuity of Gov Emmanuel’s leadership in the State, for the sustainability of peace and development.
The Oruk Anam Chairman of National Union of Local government Employees ( NULGE) – Comr. Donatus Caiphas Essien in his remarks, described Gov Emmanuel and Sir Akpan as men of proven integrity. The NULGE Boss emphasized that the antecedent of the duo are their unique selling points and as such their victory is sure.
Also speaking, the Chairman of NASU in Oruk Anam – Comr. Nsikan James commended Rt. Hon. Udo Kierian Akpan for finding time within his busy schedule to meet with workers. Hear him: “You’ve come to awaken the consciousness of the Oruk Anam workers”. Mr James vowed to reciprocate the kind gestures with results.
In his response, the member representing Oruk Anam State Constituency and PDP candidate for the same position – Rt. Hon. Udo Kierian Akpan appreciated the civil servants for the support be has enjoyed over the years. Hear him: “Thank you for being there to enhance government policies, Whether you belong to the University, Local Government, Secondary or Primary school, I came to thank you for your support over the years and the prayers you have offered for this government to succeed.”
Rt. Hon. Akpan urged the Workers to vote the PDP, noting that Governor Udom Emmanuel means well for Oruk Anam. The Hiuse of Assembly leader pledged to deploy his wealth of knowledge and experience to represent Oruk Anam effectively again and further promised to convey the demands of the workers to the Governor.
The meeting was also attended by PDP chapter Chairman of Oruk Anam – Pastor Jacob King and other top members of Amazing grace – Udo Kierian Akpan’s campaign organisation
Recall that Labour leaders in Akwa Ibom State had earlier endorsed Gov Emmanuel for continuity beyond 2019