Rt. Hon. Eric Akpan, the Executive Chairman of Nsit Ibom Local Government Council has charged Village Youth Presidents in the area to be ambassadors of good governance in the various communities they preside.
The Council Chairman gave the charge during the official inauguration of Ikot Ntuen Nsit Village Youth President at the Village Council hall, last weekend.
Rt. Hon. Eric Akpan advised the newly sworn-in president to render a servant leader stewardship to his people throughout his tenure and avoid being a tyrant to his people.
He hinted that the success of his adminstration as the village President is embedded in working in partnership with the village council and the youths in the community.
The Chairman assured the President that the precedence his leadership shall set in the community will be the driving force to his growth in the socio-political phase.
Rt. Hon. Eric Akpan said the community is a unifying group of persons who share similar ideologies, norms, cultures and beliefs. He called on the new President to marry all sectors together in order to have a chaos free administration.
On his part, the Councillor representing Asang Ward 1 in Nsit Ibom Legislative Council, Hon. Mbetnse Akpan urged him be brave and courageous as a leader even in the phase of challenges in course of his leadership.
The Councillor pledged his support to the President to ensure he has a smooth, impactful and successful tenure in office.
Speaking also, Akparawa Prince Akpan, Chairman, Village Youth Council, Nsit Ibom Local Government Area congratulated the new Village President for his emergence and called on him to be fair to all parties in the course of his service to the community.
Prince Akpan encouraged him to create and maintain a cordial working relationship with other village youth President especially those within his territorial boundaries for a successful tenure.
Similarly, Akparawa Iya Iya, Nsit Ibom Youth Caucus Leader intimated the new President that his office isn’t a tool of war against constituted authorities in the community but an avenue for unifying the youths to speak in a formidable voice for the growth and development of the village.
Akparawa Iya admonished him to run an all exclusive leadership not leaving behind non indigenes dwelling in the community as they equally have their quota to contribute to the advancement of the village.
In his inaugural speech Mr. Uwem Usen, promised to serve the youths of Ikot Ntuen Nsit diligently, adding that he shall not be found wanting in delivering his services to the community.
Mr. Usen said his administration shall be transparent, all inclusive, purposeful and people oriented for the general good of the people.
He assured that during his tenure in office, the community shall witness tremendous development and a paradigm shift in its growth and developmental strides.
The president further said his administration shall not conflict with any interest but harness every sector together for the general good of the indigenes and other sojourners in the community.
Present during the inauguration ceremony were: Rt. Hon Eric Akpan, the Executive chairman of Nsit Ibom, Mr. Eno Udonsek, the secretary to Nsit Ibom local government council, Councilor Representing Asang ward 1, Hon. Mbetnse Akpan, Hon. Aniefiok Akpan- Dakkada Ambassadors coordinator, Nsit Ibom LGA.
Others were: Akparawa Iya Iya, Youth caucus leader, Nsit Ibom LGA, Akparawa Imeobong Effiong John, NYCN Nsit Ibom LGA, Akparawa Prince Akpan, chairman forum of village youth president, Nsit Ibom, Mr. Innocent Akpan, renowned business mogul and politician and Mr. Godwin Effiong Akpan, former youth president, Ikot Ntuen Nsit.
Also, across section of village council/executives, women, youths and children witnessed the inaugural ceremony at the village council hall.
Senator Bassey Albert Akpan, popularly known as OBA and wife, shook the political foundation of Akwa Ibom State today (July 18, 2022) as they officially enrolled their membership to the Young Progressives Party – YPP.
OBA, the senator representing Akwa Ibom North East, resigned his membership of PDP July 15, 2022.
At a brief ceremony witnessed by a tumultuous crowd of supporters and well-wishers at Ibiono Ibom Eastern 1 ward, the Senator and wife, Imaobong, who enjoy mass followership of their people, picked membership cards number 3887 and 5006, respectively.
After Senator Akpan and wife completed all the YPP membership documents before the ward chairman, their cards were later presented to them by the state chairman, Pastor Nyenime Andy, on behalf of the party.
While welcoming OBA and wife into the new party, Andy said YPP has become the fastest growing party in the state with the senator’s entrance.
In appreciation of his people and the party, OBA, on behalf of his wife, family and supporters, declared himself a vessel in the hand of God to bring positive change to Akwa Ibom state.
He said though some persons boast in their financial warchests, they can never buy the conscience and the rights of the people.
“Today, a new Akwa Ibom births. Akwa Ibom for you and Akwa Ibom for me. Akwa Ibom where there will be justice for all”, he said, commending Pastor Andy for rejecting all financial inducements from dubious elements to do wrong.
He offered himself to God, Akwa Ibom people, and the party to use him to change Akwa Ibom State.
He said 2023 will be about “character, competence and capacity”, assuring that he will never let Akwa Ibom people down.
He pledged that he and his teeming supporters were joining YPP to help build and improve the foundation so that it can form the next government of Akwa Ibom State.