2023 USD Race: Etinan Youth Leaders Adopt Paul Ekpo as Sole Candidate
…says former State PDP Boss is an asset
…as OPE promises effective representation
Etinan Youth Leaders have adopted a former two-term State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Akwa Ibom State Chapter, Obong Paul Ekpo (OPE) as their sole candidate for the forthcoming Akwa Ibom North East (Uyo) Senatorial District election.
The Youth Leaders declared their stand Wednesday February 2, 2022 at the Shelter Afrique residence of Paul Ekpo, Uyo where they converged for a brief meeting.
Speaking on behalf of the youth, former leader, Etinan Legislative Council – Rt Hon Item Etuk and the Youth Council Chairman, Etinan – Mr Ndanti Ekperikpe said that with Paul Ekpo’s experience in leading the party at the state and national amidst other offices he has occupied, that he stands a fair chance of representing Akwa Ibom North-east efficiently and effectively at the same time, attract dividends of democracy to the District through Constituency Projects and empowerment.
Reacting, Obong Paul Ekpo who is currently the Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB said “I thank God Almighty first for keeping me alive and raising my right hand of victory during the 2023 elections.
“I am also pleased that my home, the youths have accepted me to run for this office and I pledge to represent you well through executing my legislative and other oversight functions excellently to the best of my ability.
“Just like when my Party, the PDP came to whisper to me about running for this office, I told them that God has spoke to me about this office which is why I am aspiring. And we can only achieve that through your support. That is the same thing that I am telling the youths now, we can achieve this through your support too”, Paul Ekpo reiterated.
Speaking further, OPE who currently is the National Ex-Officio of PDP said that the race will not be ran with pride but he will be humble about it because, it is only God that qualifies him and that same God that strengthened him to fought for others will also strengthen him as they step out.
The meeting featured prayers for successes throughout the electioneering processes and victory at the poll.