By Ime Silas
Women of Ukanafun local government area of Akwa Ibom state have described the newly selected Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ukanafun, Obong Freedom Ibritam, as a philanthropist.
Obong Ibritam, a lawyer, was recently selected and adopted as Ukanafun APC Leader by members and stakeholders of the party.
In their separate messages of felicitations, the women, acting under aegis of the Voice Of Ukanafun Women and Iban Afe Annang, expressed their confidence that the Political Leader would use his new position to further his humanitarian activities, while also working for the success of the APC in Ukanafun.
The messages which were signed by their executives and members read “We, the Voice of Ukanafun Women, heartily rejoice with Obong (Barr) Freedom Ibritam on his unanimous selection/adoption as the Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ukanafun local government area by the members and stakeholders of the party.
“As women of Ukanafun local government area, most of us are beneficiaries of your philanthropic gestures. It is on record that you singlehandedly empowered the women of Ukanafun to be self-reliant by giving them money to go into trading, and other philanthropic activities.
“If politics is a platform for service and a political party a vehicle towards such actualization, then the APC made no mistake adopting you as their leader in Ukanafun.
We are confident that you shall use the APC platform to galvanize the support of the women and the entire people of Ukanafun towards effecting people-oriented government. The cap fits you, wear it with pride. Congratulations, the people’s leader”
On their part, the Ukanafun chapter of Iban Afe Annang, a sociocultural organization in Annangland, wrote “We received with great joy the news of your selection/adoption as the Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ukanafun local government area.
“We rejoice and thank God for this your political elevation because we know that as a man who is naturally in love with your people, you would use your new position for the betterment of the women and entire people of Ukanafun local government area.
“We have the indigent women of Ukanafun in particular, and Annangland in general, who have been testifying of how magnanimous you are. You have always used your hard earned resources to carter for the well-being of the downtrodden, little wonder God has decided to bless you with this elevation.
As you settle down to lead the APC in Ukanafun, we pray the Almighty God to grant you the grace and wisdom to pilot the affairs of the party to a successful outing.Once again, congratulations”.