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2015 GuberElection: Uyo Stakeholders Disown Sen Bob

…Re-affirm Support for Power Shift to Eket Senatorial District
By Essien Ndueso
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The people of Uyo Senatorial District have again re-echoed their support for power rotation to Eket Senatorial District in 2015 as earlier endorsed during the just concluded town hall meetings in the State.

Reacting to a recent meeting and publications, purportedly issued by a former Senator in Uyo Senatorial District, Senator Effiong Bob whom they described as a “self-acclaimed leader of one of the local Government Areas in the Senatorial District”, the people who expressed dismay at his utterances, wondered why the said leader of one of the nine local government areas of Uyo Senatorial District was championing discordant tunes after he had attended the Federal Constituency town hall meeting where he commended the governor for organizing the meeting and also being part of the decision reached that da on power shift.

In a statement read by Obong Ekpe Atakpo and endorsed by other leaders in the district, the Uyo Senatorial District Leaders Form reiterated that the stand of Uyo Senatorial District people was in accord with those expressed throughout the State by Ikot Ekpene and Eket
Senatorial Districts, “who have all in one voice acclaimed that Eket Senatorial District should be given the chance to produce the successor to Chief Godswill Akpabio in 2015.

In an enlarged meeting attended by leaders, elders, youth leaders and women leadership of the Senatorial district, the forum disassociated itself from the outcome of a recent meeting convened at the private residence of the former Senator, Effiong Bob.

While commending Governor Godswill Akapbio for providing an opportunity for the entire State in general and Uyo Senatorial District in particular to freely interact with the Governor and other political leaders in the State on the 2015 governorship.

The Forum also resolved that all major political positions in the State must rotate amongst the three senatorial districts in the State.
This according to the Forum would bring about equity and justice in the State.

The meeting which held at Monty Suite Uyo was attended by the Special Adviser, Political and Legislative Affairs, Otuekong Emmanuel Ibiok; Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Enobong Uwah; Commissioner for Transport, Prince Godwin Ntukudeh; Special assistant on Security to the Governor, Captain Iniobong Ekong; House of Assembly members for
Nsit Ibom, Mr. Anietie Etuk; and the political leader of Uyo Federal Constituency, Mr. Uwem Ita Etuk.

Others include, Sir Val Attah; the Council Chairmen of Uruan and Nsit Atai; Barr. Comfort Etuk; Dr. Okon Emah; Dr. Usen Ikpe; among others