By Ime Silas
Akwa Ibom APC Elders’ Forum has begun a process of ensuring that Elders’ Councils are established and their Executives appointed or elected at the chapter and ward levels across the state.
This was part of a communiqué issued by the Chairman, His Excellency Grp. Captain Sam Ewang Rtd, and members of the Forum after their inauguration and meeting on Sunday, 26th September, 2021, at ENDYS Event Centre, Nung Udoe-Uyo Road, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
In the Communiqué which was signed by the Forum’s Secretary; Dr. Chris Akpan, the APC Elders also appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for, according to them, initiating and siting numerous life-touching projects in Akwa Ibom state as well as appointments for sons and daughters from the state.
Parts of the communique read “Also, we appreciate the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Distinguished Senator Godswill Akpabio , CON, and his able Sole Administrator of NDDC, Barrister Effiong Akwa for a timely completion of the forensic audit, the gigantic NDDC Headquarters, the Army Barracks Accommodation Project at Port Harcourt to be commissioned on Tuesday, 28th September, 2021 and, the Students’ Accommodation, we understand, shall soon be commissioned at the University of Uyo.
The Forum also appreciates and thanks Mr. President for initiating and siting numerous life-touching projects in Akwa Ibom state as well as appointments for sons and daughters of the state”.
The communique further added that “… the APC Elders’ Forum inauguration has been well received by the generality of Akwa Ibomites, party leaning not withstanding, as they see it as the only way to save APC in Akwa Ibom state from the continuous attempt by one man to use a clique of delinquent lieutenants to cause disaffection in the party”
According to the communique, all factions and interests groups within the party were part of membership of the Elders’ Forum; and called for understanding and cooperation from every APC member in Akwa Ibom state.