A’Ibom south senatorial district route for Udoinyang, Udofia, Tinubu in Feb election.

Isaac Job, Uyo

Non-indigenes residing in Akwa Ibom South (Eket) Senatorial District have thrown their weight behind the All Progressives Party (APC) senatorial candidate, Dr Martyns Denis Udo – Inyang, Udofia as well Ahmed Tinubu in next month’s general election.

Rising from a meeting with the candidate after consultation with the group at the party’s chapter Secretariat in Eket on Thursday, the leader of the group, Alhaji Kashim Sulieman pledged unalloyed support for Dr Martyns Udo – Inyang’s aspirations and all the candidates of the party at all levels.

Kashim said, after their careful observations and analyses of all the contenders for the senate seat in the senatorial district, they have found out that, Dr Martyns is capable, knowledgeable and eligibly fit to be elected as the representative of the people in the red chamber.

Alhaji Suleiman said though, others who had been in the corridors of power for more than twenty years failed to bring tangible development and provision of social amenities to the area, the non-indigenes are comfortable with the candidate thereby mobilizing assiduously for him and other parties candidates in APC.

The meeting was attended by critical stakeholders of different ethnic groups in the senatorial district, Eket chapter chairman of the party, Pastor Ubong Okposin, chapter secretary, Udia Nkuh and members of Dr Martyns Udo-Inyang’s campaign organization.

“After a careful study of all the major contenders for the senate seat, we have found capability, wisdom, knowledge and effective representation in Martyns Udo-Inyang though, other candidates have been in the corridor of power for more than 20 years but unable to bring any meaningful developments and social amenities to their constituents, we the non-indigenes group in the area have decided to mobilize massively for Dr Martyns Udo-Inyang and other candidates of the party”.

The APC chapter chairman, Pastor Ubong Okposin, described non-indigenes as critical stakeholders in the party and assured them of equal opportunity.

He disclosed that all the rights and privileges due to them would be given to them and promised to partner with the group to actualize the vision and goals of the party.

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Udo-Inyang while addressing them said, non-indigenes are major stakeholders in politics, noting that having been involved in different businesses ranging from academics, trade/investment and fishery that they have contributed to the development of critical areas in the senatorial district.

He promised to partner with the non-indigenes in special areas of interest to advance their businesses and boost the economic growth of the senatorial district, especially in tourism, maritime and fishery which is the third largest economic booster in the world.

Udo-Inyang described himself as the most qualified candidate with a clear manifesto/agenda to alleviate the plights of the people in the senatorial district.

He highlighted “His New Deal” policy agenda to include; trade and investment, security, agriculture, structural development and job creation.

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He explained that his “New Deal” agenda under security; non-indigenes would be given adequate protection of lives and property for their businesses to thrive.

Udo-Inyang sympathized with the Yoruba community and apologized for the recent incident in Ibeno LGA, which led to the loss of lives and properties promising to draw the attention of the government at the national level for the provision of relief materials to the victims.

While soliciting their support urged them to vote massively for all the APC candidates beginning from Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for President, Dr Martyns Udo-Inyang for Senate, Hon. Eseme Eyiboh for Eket Federal Constituency, Dr Robbison Edumoh for Oron Federal Constituency and Hon Enerst Ntuk for Ikot Abasi Federal Constituency.

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