By Archibong Jeremiah
Members of the All Progressive Congress, APC political ward 11, Calabar South Local Government Area; Cross River State have inaugurated their Elders Forum Executives.
Chairman of the inauguration, Barrister Helen Effiom who is also the Chairman Calabar South Elders Forum described the forum as a team made up of reputable individuals that cannot be doubted when talking of substance.
She admonished the elders forum them not to derail from the dictates of the party’s constitution; cautioning that “no meeting of any nature should hold without the Chapter Chairman’s acknowledgement”.
She called on the inaugurated Elders Forum members to work in accord, conscious that their duty is to put the house in order.
On his part, the Calabar South Chapter Chairman of the APC, Victor Ekeng-Nsa while speaking, acknowledged the effort of the Ward executives in constituting the Elders Forum.
He warned that only by knowing their duties and expectations can they be on the right track, stating that for peace sake and the progress of the party, all hands should be on deck.
The Chief Host of the occasion, the political ward 11 Chairman, Lawrence Antigha while giving his welcome address earlier revealed that, “The process by which we selected the Elders Forum members is such that we will get the best of them”.
Continuing he maintained, “Out of a list of 35 contenders we succeeded in having these 13 that we are hundred percent sure has never been a member of any party directly or indirectly, we lured them and this is their first time of joining politics, they were in their professional fields”.
Responding after his inauguration, the Elders Forum Chairman, Brig. Gen. Christopher Bassey-Duke (Rtd.), said he is happy to be found worthy of wearing the shoes of chairing the forum and assured that the forum will live up to expectation.
Other members of the forum include: Victor Bassey (Vice Chairman), Richard Joseph (Secretary), William Edet Ekpiken (Treasurer), Richard Ita Ekpiken (Financial Secretary), Onoyom Ukpong (Public relations Officer), Felicia Bassey Ekong (Women Leader), Edet Ukpong (Organizing Secretary), Ekpe Bassey (Welfare Director), Ekpe Ita Nyong (Member), Okon Edet (Member), Duke Eyo Ita (Member) and Ekeng Iwatt Effiom (Member).
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