A frontline 2019 House of Assembly Aspirant in Eket, Dr. Nsidibe Akata has been inducted as a member of a socio-political organization in the state, Ibom Patriots. Dr. Akata was inducted during the occasion of the New Year Get together and Induction Ceremony organized by the group on February 9, 2018 at Emerald Event Centre, Uyo.
Speaking at the occasion, the State Governor, Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel expressed delight over the coming together of the professionals under one umbrella of IBOM PATRIOTS and charged them to work towards becoming a strong voice that will be reckoned with in the country.
Governor Udom who is the grand patron of Ibom Patriots thanked the Chancellor of the socio-political group and his team for their lofty vision that birthed Ibom Patriots. He stated that his administration is determined to drive Akwa Ibom State to a desired destination and assured the people that he will not allow the voice of criticism to deter him from achieving his goals.
He told the people to see Ibom Patriots as a movement that is about Akwa Ibom State rather than a mere political group. Governor Udom expressed optimism that Ibom Patriots will serve as a voice that will speak for good governance in Akwa Ibom State and the South South Zone of Nigeria.
Setting the tone for the event, Dr. Mrs. Akon Eyakenyi who was the Chairperson of the Planning Committee for the event, maintained that Ibom Patriots must stand as a voice that will be ready to backup the state and the administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel in any issue that is of the interest of the state, to ensure that the state stands out to be the best.
Presenting his address, the chancellor of Ibom Patriots, Obong Bassey Inuaeyen described the gathering as significant and all encompassing, as it was billed to induct new patriots and patrons that will help the group fulfill her ultimate objective of state and nation building.
The Chancellor hinted that Ibom Patriots is an assemblage of intellectuals and professionals from a broad spectrum of society who have come together to form a pan Akwa Ibom Think Tank for socio-cultural, political cum economic progress and development of the state and has contributed in no small measure to the political evolution and stability of Akwa Ibom State, while promising to do more for the growth and development of Akwa Ibom State.
He thanked Governor Udom Emmanuel, for the courage to embrace and mobilize the intelligentsia of our society and promised the group’s readiness to sensitize and mobilize Akwa Ibom people to support the Governor’s re-election come 2019.
Speaking after his induction, Dr. Nsidibe Akata expressed joy to the Group for finding him suitable to become a member; he extolled Governor Emmanuel for his superior performance which has given Akwa Ibom a pride of place in the comity of states and pledged his readiness to discharge his obligations to the association and perform his duties honestly to the best of his ability and faithfully according to the Constitution and byelaws of the Association.
Highpoint of the event was the decoration of Dr. Nsidibe Akata and other newly inducted members with the IBOM PATRIOT insignia and conferment of patrons and patroness of the group on some distinguished Akwa Ibom sons and daughters.