Okon Bassey in Uyo
Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has returned, Obong Paul Ekpo as the state Chairman of the party.
The former secretary of the party, Sir Ibanga Akpabio was returned as Deputy Chairman while the post of the secretary of the party went to Mr. Harrisson Ekpo.
THISDAY gathered that all those who contested the state congress elections were returned unopposed as there was no opposition candidate in the contest held at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium..
In an acceptance speech, the re-elected state party chairman thanked the leader of the party in the state, Governor Udom Emmanuel for the confident and believes he has on the new state exco sworn into office for the next four years.
Ekpo who described himself as a crony loyalist to constituted authority pledged that all the members of the state exco will be loyal to the state governor as the leader of the party.in the state.
He called on members of the exco to be loyal, committed, and steadfast in the running of the party.
The governor in a remark, said the transparent conduct of the congress in the state has proved to the people of the state and the world that PDP was together.
H described the congress as the most peaceful one he watched even in the Europe and thanked members of the national and state congress committees for following due process in the conduct of the exercise.
Also reacting over the conduct of the congress, Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, said the manner with which PDP conducted the ward; local and state congresses would further strengthen the party and make it win more elections in the future.
He declared, “I commend the peaceful conduct of the state congress and the harmonious relationship of the party in the state.
“I have just exercised my franchise and I want to commend the party for conducting a peaceful exercise in the state.
“If we can achieve this kind of harmony in Akwa Ibom, I think the future of PDP is bright in the national level.