KINSMEN DISOWN EPHRAIM INYANG, ROUTE FOR PDP, ZONING
By Ray Nde
Stakeholders from Oniong West have distanced themselves from the political voyage of their kinsman, Mr Ephraim Inyangeyen, describing it as a disregard to morality and good conscience.
At a well attended meeting over the weekend at Ikot Ebiere, Onna local government area, they resolved that since 1999,the area has always played played PDP and was not ready to be led astray by emergency politicians.
Describing the senatorial ambition of the former Chief of Staff to the Governor as a self seeking ambition of a particular individual, they vowed to stand by the existing zoning to uphold fairness and equity in the allocation of political values and privileges in the senatorial district.
The stakeholders including serving and former political office holders, youth presidents, former councilors, and women leaders from Ikot Ebiere. Ikot Udo, Ikot Ndudot, Okom among other communities of Oniong West.
They lamented that despite all the privileges Mr Ephraim Inyang enjoyed from PDP, he still dumped the party and called on everyone to note that the decision is a personal one and has no backing from the entire Oniong West that he hails from.
The convener of the meeting and former secretary of Onna local government area, Elder Nelson Ntia Nelson another Elder from the forum, Elder Raphael Jerome Eko, as well as former councilors Hon Uduak Festus Thompson, Hon Peter Matthew Ekanam reiterated that Governor Emmanuel has provided leadership and reiterated their desire to support his succession plan.
Others who spoke included the Hon Nsikan Emmanuel Akpan, Hon Gabriel Sambo, Elder Fleming Akpan Jim, Nicolas Ekpo Charlie, Hon Ekpoudia Isaiah as well as Mr Innocent Patrick Bob.
The women leaders who spoke said that women always have the greatest population of voters and promised that they will mobilize and vote massively for the PDP and its candidates.
The women leaders included Madam Grace Gabriel Ekpa and Christiana Anthony Ekpoumoren.