Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State Government, Mr udom
Emmanuel has charged the people of Eket senatorial district to consistently
follow leaders like Chief Essien Ndueso who stands by the truth and define the
collective destiny of the people not minding pressure and inducement from the
He also lauded them for honoring their own, Chief Essien
Ndueso in his life time, because of the quality representation he has given to
his people at the National Assembly and the just concluded Confab. Udom, who
spoke at the civic reception organized by the people of Ekid for Ndueso.
noted that “we are here to honour a man who has represented us well. We
are here to say thank you for the work well done, to give him a pat on the
back. adding, " Obong of Calabar has also sent a strong representation to
honour our son.
Udom praised the efforts of Chief Ndueso at the national
confab saying, "the people of the state were proud to be associated with
him". He noted that "Chief Essien resisted a lot of pressure, stood
his grounds and gave Akwa Ibom State an excellent representation. His actions
have revealed that he possesses the good qualities of a leader and that he is a
worthy ambassador of Akwa Ibom State".
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According to Udom, "Essien is a time tested leaders,
who demonstrated a large sense of inconsistency.He was the secretary of Eastern
Student Association way back from 1970 to 1973 and that since then he has not
turn backed from the path of excellent leadership and effective representation.
Udom thanked the Ekid people for celebrating Chief Ndueso Essien while he is
still very strong and prayed God to guide him and keep him to continue in his
In his response, Chief Ndueso Essien thanked the Ekid people
for honouring him with the great reception. He said he was overwhelmed by the
outpour of goodwill messages and the love of the people in defying the harsh
weather conditions to celebrate him. He thanked the government and good people
of Akwa Ibom State for founding him worthy. As he also thanked the government
of Chief Godswill Akpabio for the infrastructural development that has put Akwa
Ibom State on the global map.
On the 2015 general elections, Chief Ndueso Essien insisted
that it is right, equitable and just for power to rotate to Eket Senatorial
District. He pointed out that history reveals that when power rotates in Akwa
Ibom State, it goes first to the capital of the Senatorial districts. He said
that when power started in Uyo Senatorial District, it went to Uyo Federal
Constituency. When it shifted to Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District, it resided in
Ikot Ekpene Federal Constituency. In 2015, he noted that it would be
appropriate too for power to reside in Eket Federal Constituency.
Chief Ndueso Essien said Ekid people were lucky to have huge
deposits of natural resources. He said it could only take a man who is an
international financial manager and an investment expert to harness these
resources to create wealth. Chief Ndueso Essien said it would be wrong for Ekid
people to ignore the best material living amongst them to chase after aspirants
from other districts who had taken their turns. He announced that the man with
the best leadership qualities among the governorship aspirants is Mr Udom
Emmanuel. He also admonished Ekid people to embrace peace and unity, noting
that development can only thrive in an atmosphere of peace.
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