24 hours after unveiling his campaign structure, the leading aspirants for Uyo, Ibesikpo Asutan, Uruan, Nsit Atai Federal Constituency in Akwa Ibom State, and member representing Ibesikpo Asutan State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Uko has picked the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) nomination and expression of interest forms to contest the 2023 general election.
The House of Representatives hopeful, a native of Mbikpong Ikot Edim in Ibesikpo Asutan LGA of Akwa Ibom State, is a renowned philanthropist and ordained Elder in his Church. He has positively touched innumerable lives through several empowerment programs for his constituents; the youths, students, women, and persons with disabilities in Ibesikpo Asutan and other Local Government Areas.
In a brief ceremony to present the form to his people, the heavyweight politician said: “I have consulted far and wide. Even before the unveiling of my campaign organization, I have sought the opinion of stakeholders and who is who in the four local government areas. I can feel the pulse of the people and I’m so confident that I have what it takes to bring the desired voice, development, and dividends of democracy to Uyo Federal constituency.”
Elder Uko who told some stakeholders during the brief meeting at his residence Thursday, that his House of Representatives bid has enjoyed the support of the party members and delegates across the four local government areas, solicited the cooperation of all and sundry to enable him to succeed in his genuine desire to take Atai Uyo to greater heights.
The former Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly used the occasion to specifically thank his wife, Deaconess Ememobong Aniekan Uko for always being the one who purchases his election nomination form since 2015.
On his part, the Director-General of the campaign organization, Hon. Vincent Udoh lauded the aspirant for throwing his hat to the ring. He was optimistic that Aniekan Uko has the requisite qualification and exposure to stand the election, even as he predicted victory at the polls. “We are ready for the house of representatives ticket!” the DG quipped.
Present at the brief ceremony were; the Director-General, Hon. (Pastor) Vincent Udoh, Hon (Elder) Etetim Ibom, Deputy DG strategy, Campaign Spokesman, Obong Joshua (ATIKU), Bishop Ime Ekpe (from Nsit Atai), Obong Emmanuel Atakpo (Uruan), Obong Emmanuel Ukim, Mr. Ernest Akpan in charge of Media and Publicity, Mr. Linus Effiong, Mr. Eteyen Edet Okon, Hon Nathaniel Sebastian, Comrade Mfon Bassey(Terron), Ubong Akpan and Emediong Aqua.