Wife of a governorship aspirant in Akwa Ibom State, Mrs Ekaette Owodiong-Idemeko has made a passionate appeal to her kinsmen of Nsit Ubium extraction to embrace and review the programmes of all visiting Governorship aspirants and give them a level playing field to sell their vision to Akwa Ibom people.
Mrs Idemeko, an indigene of Nsit Ubium who is married to Obong Ide Owodiong-Idemeko, made the special appeal when her spouse led his team on a Consultative visit to PDP Nsit Ubium Chapter at the chapter office, Ndiya, Thursday.
Nsit Ubium Local Government has two governorship aspirants in the person of Pastor Umo Eno, a former Commissioner and Hon Onofiok Luke, a member of the House of Representatives.
According to Ekaette Owodiong, ”Democracy allows for mass participation in choosing quality leaders, you own your minds and conscience and you are the one to take your decisions devoid of any external or materialistic influence.”
Mrs Idemeko, who described her spouse as a very passionate and well-groomed administrator told her people that his heart is with Nsit Ubium people and he will listen to and address their challenges always.
She further highlighted, “Ide who I’m happily married to for over 30 years with four grown-up children who are graduates and faring well has made enough to better his life and that of his family but he is passionate about people’s welfare. He is not a money bag politician but he is eager to deploy his wealth of experience to change the fortunes of our people for the best if elected as Governor”.
Also speaking at the event, the Guber aspirant, Obong Ide Owodiong Idemeko who said he is coming to run a transparent, accountable and all-inclusive administration opined that he is accessible to all and sundry at all times.
In his words “We are just ordinary people and accessible at all times. I live with my people in the village. The difference between me and other aspirants is that I have vast knowledge and experience covering over the 30 years I worked across the world in various positions in ExxonMobil.”
Politics is not a do or die affair but if you don’t vote me as your next governor, you have lost a good material to lead our dear state to the next level”.
“My passion to develop human and infrastructural resources in the state is unparalleled. In sports alone, I took the Mobil Pegasus Club as team administrator from Amateur Division 4 to become the first football club in Akwa Ibom State to play in the professional league. We will use sports to harness the great human potentials that abound in our state. We will revamp the educational sector and get our people to partake in the new world order in technology; we will engage our people to embark on massive agriculture while making health care cheap and accessible to all.”
Ide highlighted that the future of Akwa Ibom State is paramount stressing that if the people make a wrong choice in 2023, they will face the consequences and realities of their choice in the years ahead.
“The difference between Nigeria of today and Dubai is leadership.
“Again I assure Akwa Ibomites that I will guarantee local government, legislative and judicial autonomy and provide enabling environment for businesses to thrive.
“I will engage the party structures and delegates in the running of my administration which will be an open, transparent and accountable government.
The leader of the Nsit Ubium Legislative Council at the event prayed for the success of Ide Owodiong’s aspiration.
Others, who spoke at the event described Ide as a good sportsman who invited and celebrated with them even when the Senate seat slipped from him in 2019.
Nsit Ubium Chapter Chairman who chaired the event also used the occasion to bless his aspiration and assured him of their support.