“We’ve handed over entire Ibesikpo Asutan to you” -Paramount Ruler assures
By Ime Silas
Paramount Ruler for Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area and President, Ibesikpo Asutan Traditional Rulers’ Council (TRC), HRM, Edidem Clement Francis Ekpenyong and members of his Council have declared the full support of residents of the area towards the 2023 Senatorial ambition of Rt. Hon (Dr) Emaeyak Ukpong.
The Monarch while speaking on behalf of the TRC today, Friday, 27th January, 2023, at his palace when Dr. Emaeyak Ukpong led his Campaign Council named: Barasuene Empowerment Team (BET) for a consultative visit ahead of his campaign flag off, proclaimed that all the nooks and corners within Ibesikpo Asutan LGA were handed over to him for campaigns.
Emaeyak, who is contesting for the Akwa Ibom Northeast (Uyo) Senatorial District seat at the Red Chamber of the National Assembly on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is a former Chairman for Ibesikpo Asutan LGA and a former member who represented Uyo Federal Constituency.
Describing Ukpong as a worthy son of Ibesikpo Asutan, the Paramount Ruler said the entire local government would be glad to have him as the first from the area to represent Uyo Senatorial District at the upper chamber of the National Assembly. He urged the people of Ibesikpo Asutan to support their own.
Earlier in his speech, the APC Senatorial hopeful thanked the Paramount Ruler and his Council for the warmth reception accorded him and members of the Barasuene Empowerment Team, stressing that he chose to consult his fathers first before embarking on his electioneering campaigns across the nine local government areas of the District.
Reminiscing on his past achievements at various positions of responsibilities, Dr Emaeyak pledged that if elected in next month’s legislative election, he would do more to ensure effective legislative representation as well as creation of empowerment opportunities in tune with his Barasuene mantra.
Others who spoke glowingly of the Uyo Senatorial District hopeful during the visit included the Director-General of Barasuene Empowerment Team; Rt. Hon Emmanuel Ekpenyong a.k.a Tempo, Campaign Council Chairman; Dr. Friday Etuk a.k.a Assur, wife of former Paramount Ruler for Ibesikpo Asutan; AkwaObonganwan Geraldine Etuk and a host of others.
High point of the occasion was offering of royal blessings to the 2023 APC Senatorial District Candidate for Uyo, Dr. Emaeyak Ukpong.