July 13, 2024

Jubilation in A’Ibom as former governorship aspirant, Inibehe Okorie, returns to PDP

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Ini Billie, Uyo

There was excitement among the People’s Democratic Party faithful at the party secretariat in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State following the return of one of its key founding members, Chief Inibehe Okorie, after his sojourn in the All Progressives Congress, for some years.

Speaking on Wednesday during his meeting with an enlarged member of the State Working Committee of PDP, led by its chairman, Mr Aniekan Akpan, Okorie, said he returns to PDP to add value to the party in the state.

According to him “I am delighted to come before you have returned to the PDP, I have done the right thing by returning to the PDP. I want to commend all of you for the wonderful work you have been doing in the party, because if you people have not handled the party well, I wouldn’t have come in.

“I don’t know how you have organised the party, but I want to give credit to the governor, Udom Emmanuel, for putting in place, a very hard-working SWC, headed by a brother, Mr Aniekan Akpan. I have great honour and dignity for this SWC. I am back to bring to bear the little I can offer for the success of the party in the state”

While commending the unity and cohesion within the PDP family, Okorie noted that such values would place the party in good stead to win the upcoming polls across all competitions in the state.

The business tycoon, commended governor Udom Emmanuel for uniting the party and building effective structures from the wards, and chapters to the state level and pledged to join hands in the rebuilding process.

In his remarks, the Chairman of the party in the state, Aniekan Akpan, expressed delight at the return of Okorie, saying “the PDP is the only party with one house in Akwa Ibom state.

“I want to commend you for returning back to your party. We need people like to help build the party stronger and stronger” Akpan said.

He said PDP remains the only party to beat adding that the APC from the information he was receiving had two Secretariat offices in the state and may likely have up to three before the week runs out.

The state PDP chairman said he would continue to welcome other members of the party who defected to the APC and have seen reason to return, adding that the Umbrella is large enough to contain all of them.

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