Chairman of Itu Local Government Council of Akwa Ibom State, Barrister Etetim Onuk, has tasked Ward Chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Local Government Area to ensure members in their respective Wards remain united, saying “unity is the only guarantee of our collective success and progress as a people.”
Barrister Onuk, who gave the charge at the Chairman’s Lodge, Mbak Atai, during a courtesy call on him by the Forum of PDP Ward Chairmen in Itu Local Government Area, said the unity of the party must be continually strengthened to avoid cracks.
He called for renewed synergy so as to achieve the collective political goals of Itu people and congratulated the recently inaugurated members of the PDP ward executive for the opportunity given them to serve the people, pledging to collaborate with them for the good of the party and the people at large.
The Itu Council boss charged the wards Chairmen to remain ambassadors of peace and carry out their duties without fear or favour. He said the party at the Local Government level should borrow a leaf from the State Chapter of the PDP, as well as their Leader and Governor of the State; Deac. Udom Emmanuel and ensure they remain fair to all. He thereafter announced a donation of flags and signpost for the respective ward offices across the Local Government Area.
Responding on behalf the delegation, the Chairman of the PDP in ward 9 who doubles as the Chairman; Itu PDP ward Chairmen’s Forum; Mr. Emmanuel Tom thanked the Council Chairman for giving them the audience for the interactive session, expressing their gratitude for the donation of flags and signpost for the party offices. He said it was necessary to formally present the ward Chairmen to the Council helmsman after their inauguration.
Mr. Tom also used the opportunity to applaud Hon. Onuk for his continued inclusion of members of the Party in the scheme of things and pledged to serve the party with pride, honour and equity to all.
Meanwhile other ward Chairmen who attended the meeting include Mr. Joseph Nkut (Ward-5), Enwongo Dennis (Ward-10), Edem Ukut (Ward-6), Elder Essien Edet Ekpenyong (Ward-7), Sunday Okon Ukpabio (Ward-1), Akaninyene Archibong (Ward-8), Rev. Brown Effiong (Ward-3), Nnamnor George Inyang (Ward-4) and Christopher Paul Obot (Ward-2).