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EKET SENATORIAL DISTRICT RACE: Five Groups Form Alliance, Adopt, Pledge Support to Ace Journalist

EKET SENATORIAL DISTRICT RACE: Five Groups Form Alliance, Adopt, Pledge Support to Ace Journalist

…We Know Dr. Ekefre Will Bring Governance to the People – Youth Leader

By Our Correspondent

As 2023 general elections commence in the country and in Akwa Ibom State, five different groups have drum support to an ace Journalist cum entrepreneur, Pastor (Dr.) Markfre Ekefre for Akwa Ibom South (Eket) Senatorial District.

The groups represented by Dr. Imo Iboho Umo, Special Secretary of Ibom Development & Empowerment Assembly (IDEA); Dr. Emmanuel Udoka, Secretary General, Idea for Democracy; Rev. Paul Udoh, National Secretary, Truelove Charity International Foundation; Lady Christy Solomon, General Secretary, Women of Foresight Association of Nigeria and Comrade Francis Attah, President, Akpabio Udia Youth Movement in a position paper signed by the above named officers and made available to Century Newsfront noted that the person of Pastor (Dr.) Markfre Ekefre is rare and that in unison, they came out to drum support to formally adopt him to represent the people of Akwa Ibom South (Eket) Senatorial District in the red chambers of the National Assembly.

The group position reads: “After a central meeting of Ibom Development & Empowerment Assembly (IDEA); Idea for Democracy; Truelove Charity International Foundation; Women of Foresight Association of Nigeria and Akpabio Udia Youth Movement presided over by Dr. Imo Iboho Umo, represented by all Executive officers of the Five Organisations and after a diligent consideration of zoning of political offices in reference to Akwa Ibom South (Eket) Senatorial District, we submit as follows: That the zoning arrangement of Akwa Ibom South (Eket) Senatorial District favours Ikot Abasi Federal Constituency with Ikot Abasi, Mkpat Enin and Eastern Obolo local government areas; That the groups noted that Ikot Abasi local government has had a shot and was represented by the Distinguished Senator Udo Udoma for eight years of two terms; That for equity and justice, which Governor Udom Emmanuel preaches to prevail, Mkpat Enin is the next local government to represent the Ikot Abasi Federal Constituency in the next political dispensation; That the executive and the entire members of the five groups have unanimously adopt Pastor (Dr.) Markfre Ekefre to represent the good people of Abasi Federal Constituency and by extension Akwa Ibom South (Eket) Senatorial District in the National Assembly for the 2023 general elections under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This is our firm commitment”.

Speaking to Century Newsfront, the President of Akpabio Udia Youth Movement, Comrade Francis Attah described Dr. Ekefre as a good mixer, a loyal servant, a political juggernaut and a philanthropic par excellence who will bring the dividend of democracy to bare in the life of the people of Eket Senatorial District. He further observed that Ekefre, a Senior Pastor of Champions International Church, “will represent us well and we know him that given the opportunity, he will empower so many people in our senatorial district, that is why we all come out in support of his aspiration”.

The youth leader thanked Governor Udom Emmanuel for giving Dr. Ekefre the opportunity to serve in his government as Member one of the Akwa Ibom State Secondary Board, “the appointment that is given to Dr. Ekefre by the governor has been a blessing to all of us over here because he has used the position to empower so many of our youths including the over five thousand hectare farmland that he opened and our people are working there, including the training of our youths in various trades such as computer, hair dressing, bakery, tailoring and giving them starter packs. These are real empowerment”.

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