…Urges Women To Update Their Consciousness
By Udeme Hosea
The Candidate of the African Democratic Congress ( ADC) for Uyo Senatorial District, Princess (Dr.) Victoria Ibokette has reiterated her readiness to give quality representation to the people if elected in the fourth coming election.
Princess Ibokette who said that she is well positioned with capacity to change the narrative in leadership, disclosed her intentions on Tuesday at the NUJ press center, Uyo during the February meeting of the Nigeria Association Of Women Journalists ( NAWOJ).
Ibokette intimated Nawojians that hardship faced by Akwa Ibom women informed her decision to vie for the position and maintained that with her capacity and connection both locally and internationally, she will bring the due of Uyo Senatorial District home. “God said I should go and speak for the liberation and empowerment of the people, few years ago, I attended an event in Abuja, it was a gathering for women, the attendees were all billionaires, but there was no single Akwa Ibom name on the list, I am hungry to see Akwa Ibom women become CEOs, growing factories and companies in the land and the Nation. I am hungry to see a self-sufficient Akwa Ibom Woman. I am hungry to see them financially useful to their community and to humanity”.
“There are grants for women, but no one to brings them home for us, the widows are going through so much without care, women and children are really suffering in Akwa Ibom State based on my interaction with those in the village”.
She further added that aside from working on the legislative laws, one of her missions is to push and fight for things that will boast Local economy, create jobs and opportunities for the benefit of the Men, Women, Elderly and children in the Senatorial District. She will redefine the future. She, however, advised women to add value to themselves by updating their mindset and consciousness, she announced that God created women differently with potential to make impact. “God made women differently, we are potential Chief Executive Officers (CEOs ) with streams of businesses. We are powerful beings.
Speaking earlier, the Campaign Manager of Princess Ibokette campaign organization, Dr. Saviour Ekpe appreciated AK-NAWOJ for receiving them, hinted that, her candidate is well positioned with capacity and connection to represent Uyo Senatorial District at the National Assembly.
Dr. Ekpe while describing her candidate as a peaceful and conservative woman, said she has empowered across board over the years, from business support, bought JAMB forms for 300 students yearly through her NGO, Princess Victoria Ibokette Foundation amongst others. He called on the people of Uyo Senatorial District to support her aspiration as she is the best, well connected to give the needed representation.
In her vote of thanks, the Chairman of The Nigeria Association Of Women Journalists, Akwa Ibom State, Comrade Nsikak Okon thanked Princess Victoria Ibokette for the familiarity visit to the association. Represented by her Vice Chairman, Comrade Udeme Hosea, the Chairman commended the ADC Candidate for preaching the message of peace, love and unity, said Akwa Ibom women will update for a better tomorrow and wished her well as she continues with her campaigns.