By CrossRiverWatch Admin
Ukelle People’s Parliament, consisting of major political stakeholders in Ukelle nation cutting across the six wards of Ogoja/Yala constituency have thrown its weight behind Chief Henry Onwe’s House of Representatives ambition.
Present at the endorsement which took place over the weekend in the residence of Hon. Fred Okem, former Vice Chairman of Yala LGA are: Chief Joseph Ijoko, Chairman of the Parliament, Hon. Christian Ikiri, former Yala Local Government Vice Chairman, Hon. Fred Okem, Dr. Simon Okputu, Hon. Francis Ulakom and Joseph Ikong.
The Ukelle Parliament which is a strong voice for Ukelle and and a notable pressure group advocating for Ukelle political advancement threw its weight behind Chief Onwe because they believe it is time for fresh breadth in Ukelle politics.
“It is time we give space to a young and energetic person who is visionary to be the standard bearer for Ukelle and Chief Henry Onwe fits into that description. We should therefore give him all the necessary support to represent the Ogoja/Yala constituency in the lower House in Abuja so that everyone can have a feel of dividends of democracy,” the convener, Chief Ijoko remarked.
Other speakers towed the same line by emphasising that Chief Onwe’s ambition is inline with the generational change which His Excellency, Sen. Ben Ayade has been focusing attention on to take over political leadership in the State.
They recalled the role played by Chief Onwe played to restore peace during the Ukelle-Izzi crisis.
“Chief Onwe is simple, down to earth and accessible to all. Ukelle should present someone whom we will be proud of. Someone everyone from Ogoja and Yala Constituency can easily reach,” the convener added.
The highpoint of the endorsement was the offering of prayers to bless Chief Onwe by calling on God to actualise his ambition.
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