… explains ADF mission.
Chidi Tony| The minister of Nigerdelta Affairs and former governor of Akwa Ibom state senator Godswill Akpabio has reminded the people of the state that the development and infrastructural renaissance of the state remain in their hands.
Senator Godswill Akpabio who spoke during the inauguration of Akwa Ibom Democratic Forum (ADF) in Eket and Uyo Senatorial Districts also said the Forum was apolitical, not an appendage of any political party or person, but an amalgam of people who are yearning and craving for dependable and efficient leadership in the State.
Speaking to the thousands of people who turned out to witness the event, Akpabio said, “The urban dualization of Eket Is in your hands. The dualized road that will link the entire Eket Senatorial District which produces all the crude oil, is in your hands. We did our best but we couldn’t do everything. The posterity of our people is in your hands. The empowerment of our children is in your hands. The life and death of Akwa Ibom State is in your hands”.
The minister who is the grand leader of the group further explained “ADF does not stand for any political party. It stands for people who are craving for dependable leadership. It stands for people who are yearning for Inter-Ministerial Direct Labour jobs so that they can improve their lives. It stands for people who will change boys to men and girls to women. It stands for people who will turn Akwa Ibom back to a destination. It stands for people who will take over from where this government will stop, and move on to actualize Akwa Ibom dream in terms of development”.
Throwing more light on the mission of the forum, the Director-General Obongemem Ekperikpe Ekpo said three of them approached Senator Akpabio in Abuja on the need for a platform to galvanize support for dependable leadership which he represents across all political linings in the state as a vehicle of bringing together his supporters and lovers of good governance which Akpabio accepted.
Ekpo further highlighted, “we see in Senator Akpabio the DNA for dependable leadership, DNA for selfless service, DNA for favour, the DNA that will not allow you to relax if you don’t talk to your people. In Akwa Ibom State, there are so many leaders, but there is one leader that listens to the cries of his people, and it is time for you to come and talk to your people. That is how ADF emerged
Obongemem Ekperikpe Ekpo described Senator Akpabio as the Leader of Akwa Ibom State that has enjoyed overwhelming love and admiration of the people of the State.
“Your Excellency you can see the passion of your people today when you stepped into this place. This is what is obtainable everywhere in Akwa Ibom State. You are no longer the governor of Akwa Ibom State but the leader of the State. You are not only a dependable leader but a passionate leader of Akwa Ibom State”, he said.
The Coordinator of ADF in Eket Senatorial District, Hon. Victor Antai, who said ADF is open to all Akwa Ibom people devoid of political inclination and ethnicity put their target at 2,500,000 members in Akwa Ibom State.
He charged the people of Eket Senatorial District to be on the vanguard of dependable leadership by spreading the message of ADF which is dependable and efficient leadership across the state.