A Socio-Political Organisation known as Iwaad Atai Uyo in Uyo Federal Constituency has honoured the State Woman Leader, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mrs. Mmeme Akpabio as the true daughter of Atai-Uyo, based on her great support to the growth of the organization and to the stability of PDP.
The honour was given to Mrs. Akpabio on Thursday when the organization paid her a courtesy visit in her office at PDP Secretariat, Atan Ofot, Uyo.
The organization which comprises of the four Local Government Areas making up Uyo Federal Constituency appreciated Mrs. Akpabio for all the strides she is making to bring women to Government and for her contribution towards the spreading and stability of PDP at the grassroots.
Speaking on behalf of the Organisation, the President General of Iwaad Atai Uyo, Obong Iwaad Edem Simon specifically appreciated the Woman Leader for granting the organization attention despit her busy schedule.
Iwaad Simon stressed that meeting with the State Woman Leader has set the pace for future political engagements for the organization, saying that through the Woman Leader meeting other top Government Officials including the Governor and his wife can be made possible.
He assured the Woman Leader that the group is ready to support the directives of His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel and People’s Democratic Party in the build up to 2023 general election, requesting more engagements from the party.
The women in their separate speeches extolled the leadership qualities of Mrs. Akpabio and encouraged her to continue doing her best in supporting women into Government.
They appealed to the Woman Leader to carry them along at the State Politics and to introduce them to various opportunities and Political Leaders in the State including Her Excellency Dr (Mrs.) Martha Udom Emmanuel, saying that through her support growing and getting recognition of government is easier.
The organization however prayed for strength, Political upliftment and more years to the Woman Leader and reassured to stand by her anytime.
In appreciation, the State Woman Leader of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mrs Mmeme Akpabio thanked the Iwaad Atai Uyo for the honour bestowed on her and for coming to celebrate with her at the Party Secretariat.
She appreciated the organization for supporting Governor Udom Emmanuel and PDP, saying that the administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel has recorded success in all sectors of the economy.
She appreciated the women for standing with the party, adding that Government under Mr Udom Emmanuel watch has accommodated many women in various Political offices. She assured the organization a good working relationship and encouraged members to continue being loyal and steadfast to the party and Government of Mr. Udom Emmanuel.
She expressed her profound gratitude to His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel and his wife Martha Udom Emmanuel for giving women the opportunity to take part in government.
Also speaking, the representative of the Acting Chairman of PDP, Akwa Ibom State, Hon. Ibanga Brownson appreciated the leadership of Iwaad Atai Uyo for supporting and identifying PDP. He assured that the party will work with the organization and encouraged them not to relent in supporting the activities of the party.
The courtesy visit featured presentation of gift items and Goodwill messages for her excellence services.