Urban Wards in Oruk Anam celebrates Don Etiebet political downfall
…as Udo Kierian fetes kinsmen
By Amadie Akpabio
In what many described as the last burial of Atuekong Don Etiebet political dynasty, the people of the urban wards in Oruk Anam local government gathered in their numbers in Ikot Ekpuk, the country home of Don Etiebet to celebrate the overwhelming victory of Mr Udom Emmanuel and Udo Kierian Akpan and the defeat of Atuekong Don Etiebet and his party ( APC) in the just concluded gubernatorial and House of Assembly election.
Addressing the gathering, Rt Hon Udo Kierian Akpan represented by Obongunwana Nnamso Idiong, a political leader of Ward 1 thanked the people of the area for standing by the governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel and Rt Hon Udo Kierian Akpan and for voting massively for the reelection of the duo’s in the just concluded governorship and state assembly election
ObongUnwana Idiong who presented many gift items including a life cow on behalf of Sir Akpan to the people of the area also uses the occasion to commend the people of the urban wards for showing commitment with PDP not minding his arrest by enemies of progress.
According to him, even while he was in detention, the people of the Urban wards did not lose faith with the PDP.
“I thank you so much for coming out to welcome me,” he noted
“Throughout the election period, I was in detention, I was not there because I committed any offense, I was in detention because I’m a member of PDP, but the evil doers couldn’t get their way because there has been an existing structure on ground.
“I’m here to tell you that I’m very glad, because others (Etiebet) thought PDP will not win the elections in this ward, but the victory was possible through your collective effort.
“I can say boldly that the only party that has brought development to Oruk Anam and akwa Ibom is PDP, I’m happy that some of the road project in Oruk Anam are ongoing.” He added.
He reteirated his commitment to stand firm with the PDP devoid of intimidation by Atuekong Don Etiebet, and maintained that as a one time petroleum Minister, Etiebet had the power to have developed the area, but his concerned was always not about development of the area but intimidating people to support his failed party.