As the events leading up to the 2023 general elections in Akwa Ibom State gather momentum, the women of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have assured that they stand ready to ensure continued engagement at different levels to contribute to the success of the party in order to ensure their appearance in state polls.
At a meeting in Uyo, PDP women, who gathered to discuss issues of concern to the party, including the 2023 general elections, agreed that the success of the PDP was of paramount importance to them, while reaching a consensus to work together to work the victory of the party.
Addressing women, the state chairman of the party, the Elder Aniekan Akpan, acknowledged their role in deepening democracy and their numerical strength in deciding the emergence of leaders at every election, while urging them to keep working for the success of the party.
“We have female leaders at different levels who are making a positive impact. I encourage you to go home, step up, and deliver the PDP as you always have. I’m so impressed with what women are doing and that’s why we feel so encouraged to give women more opportunities in government.” “Women are in the majority and that’s a . Try to collaborate with your various stakeholders for the success of our great celebration. We have a good record. We must maintain this record and do even better. It’s good to work with everyone because we have a structure and we have to keep it,” he said.
For her part, the wife of PDP gubernatorial candidate, Mrs. Patience Umo Eno, who praised the women for their qualities, explained that the standard bearer of the PDP governor, Pastor Umo Eno, wanted to build on the legacy of Governor Udom Emmanuel and Akwa to take Ibom to greater heights.
“He has golden ideas, golden vision, golden package for Akwa Ibom State. To help interpret this bundle of gold, every woman is here today. This trip is an all inclusive trip. When the campaign starts, the women sitting here will be the cornerstone of our support. God has Pst. Umo Eno will hold this umbrella for us and I trust that women will not leave us halfway
Additionally, PDP deputy governor candidate Sen Akon Eyakenyi noted in her optimism that the Akwa Ibom people have always relied on the PDP to lead the state since 1999 and that 2023 will be no different given the good antecedents of the country. party on the board of directors.
“From the time of Obong Attah to the current government, he has always been a PDP. We can’t edit the records now. We will win if we are strong and united, “she said.
In their separate comments, wife of former state governor Ms. Funmi Nkanga, wife of party state party chairman, deaconess Unyime Akpan, leader of the PDP State Women’s Leader, deaconess Meme Akpabio, commissioner for women’s affairs, Dr. Ini Adiakpan and former Agriculture Commissioner and National Assembly standard-bearer for the Ikono / Ini Federal Electoral College, Dr. Gloria Edet, agreed that women are committed to working for the party and will achieve a landslide victory in the polls in 2023.
The category of women who attended the PDP stakeholder meeting included the wife of the candidate for governor of the PDP, the candidate for deputy governor of the party, the wife of the former governor of the state of Akwa Ibom, female commissioners, wives of commissioners.
Others are women state officials of the PDP, council chairpersons and female members, female party candidates, chairmen of local government areas who are women, women leaders of senatorial districts, vice presidents of the PDP who are women, women chapter leaders of the PDP, among other things