The gathering which was spiced with songs, dance and merriment drew top dignitaries of the PDP including the Party’s Chairman Obong Paul Ekpo and other illustrious sons of Ikono and Akwa Ibom State who joined him in felicitation.
Praising God for the golden age and a blissful union at the Methodist Church, Nigeria, Mbiabong Ikon 1, the celebrant Barr. Akpan thanked God for the sustainability and protection over his life and that of his family. He expressed happiness to God for the enablement accorded in the sojourn of life and for the achievement thus far.
Barr. Akpan thanked Governor Udom Emmanuel, the hierachy of the PDP in the state and the people of Ikono for the confidence reposed on him to serve in various capacity in the party. He commenced the Akwa Ibom State government led by Governor Udom Emmanuel for the vision of revamping the industrial face of the state and turning it to a choiced place for investment and development.
While expressing confidence in Governor Udom’s leadership prowess, the Ikono PDP Chapter Chairman thanked God for the victory of the governor at the Supreme Court, stressing that his victory is a clear hand of God in the affairs of men and for the overall good of Akwa Ibom people.
Barr. Akpan applauded the PDP for carving a niche for themselves in their leadership style and for always suing for Akwa Ibom unity and progress, he maintained that he is ever ready to bring his wealth of experience and available for more leadership call. Just like the state Chairman of PDP, Obong Paul Ekpo took a bow at 50, he’s ready to fit in his shoes of responsibility.
Responding on behalf of the party, Obong Paul Ekpo thanked God for the life of Barr. Akpan and his disposition in ensuring peace is sustained in Ikono. Obong Ekpo described him as a blessing and rare gift to the party.
Different speakers at the event eulogized Barr. Akpan as a blessing and a pragmatic leader whose leadership style spokes volume in the politics of Ikono. He prayed more years of celebration for him and lavish blessings on his family.
Highpoint of the event was the cutting of the twin anniversary cake by the celebrant and his family. The event was well attended by the following dignitaries; PDP state legal adviser, Barr. Goddy Umoh, Chairman Ikono local government area, Hon. Itoro Columba, Publicity Secretary of Akwa Ibom PDP, Barr. Ini Ememobong, Member representing Nsit Ubium State Constituency, Hon. Otobong Bob.