The leading Chairmanship aspirant for ONNA Local Government Area in the forthcoming local government elections, Akparawa Iniabasi Ekanem, has promised to focus on good governance, infrastructure and agricultural revolution of the present administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel in Akwa Ibom State, if voted in as the council chairman.
He made this known yesterday when he consulted with the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party, ONNA chapter at the party temporary office.
Otuekong Ekanem, who is currently consulting for one of the leading company in agric loan, said he will key into the agricultural revolution of the present administration since agriculture is driving the economy presently.
“Agriculture is now a goldmine and if given an opportunity to serve, we will key into this particular area and ensure that our people reap the benefits.”
Speaking further, Akparawa Ekanem who is a retired ExxoMobil staff, said he is driven by the passion to serve his people since his people mean a lot to him, adding that, it is a selfless service for his people.
“I’m comfortable in life as God has blessed me with my lovely kids who are all graduates and I can afford the basic necessity of life, but my offer for service to my people means a lot more to me. Its a selfless service to my people”.
He stressed further that, if given the opportunity to serve, he will make a great difference in his first 100 days in office. “If given an opportunity, under 100 days, I’ll make that great difference.”
While promising to change the face of ONNA from its present state, said he will establish a society in which all sons and daughters of ONNA will be proud of.
Responding on behalf of Peoples Democratic Party, ONNA Chapter, the Chairman, Barr Ubong Adiahakpan who was full of excitement, said Otuekong Iniabasi Ekanem has been a front runner in the politics of ONNA since inception and thanked God for changing and upgrading aspirants in the local government.
He described Otuekong Iniabasi as a humble man that has great reputation.
“The cadre of aspirants have been upgraded and the narrative has changed, I don’t want to talk about Iniabasi Ekanem whom I know so well as a person, he has been a front runner in this game of politics, he came into politics and was very humble despite his pedigree.
While thanking Otuekong Iniabasi for aspiring to serve as Chairman, he advised him to go about his consultation and avoid unnecessary distraction.
High point of the consultation was the official presentation of the party files to the aspirant by the party exco.
Present during the consultation include: former State House of Assembly member, Hon. Barr. Ini ikott, former LG Council Secretary, Mr. Nkanang Nkanang, Hon. Barr. Akan Idem, Chief Bassey Nkanga (JP), who is the ward Leader of Awa Ward 2, Mr. Godwin Udonsek, Tony Ekpo, the Dakkada Coordinator, Youth Council Chairman, Samuel Umoffia and a host of others.