2023: NULGE lauds Owodiong on autonomy for LGAs

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The National Union of local government Employees (NULGE) in Akwa Ibom has expressed joy over the promise of autonomy for Local Government’s in the state by one of the leading aspirants in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Obong Idea Owodiong-Idemeko.

State President of the association, Comrade Anestina Iweh made this known yesterday in Uyo during a consultative visit to her office by Idemeko’s.

Iweh urged him to remain resolute and work harder to get the party ticket in the coming primaries to guarantee the implementation of his heart desired programme for the state adding that employees in the Local Government system have been impressed and have singled him out as the only aspirant with a visible and workable plan for the system.

“You have been very outspoken and consistent in your campaign to ensure full autonomy for the local government councils, we the workers have prayed for a leader who will see to the implementation of the said autonomy to help the growth and progress at that level of government.” The president said.

She said autonomy for LGAs is long overdue as the present system as implemented is not favourable to the overall growth and progress of the third tier of government but pointed out to him that if he emerged as governor in 2023, NULGE would hold him accountable for his promise.

”If you emerge governor in 2023, we will not give you any breathing space until you keep this promise and we trust you will not go back on your words. We are also glad that you created time out of your tight schedule to come rub minds with us which is a demonstration of your sincerity of purpose and humility it is on record too that you are the first Guber aspirant to come here to see us.” She said.

Earlier in his remarks , Idemeko had told the NULGE team that as a true Democrat his determination to ensure full implementation of autonomy for local government councils is irreversible adding that as a Governor, he would muster the political will to enhance the survival of democracy by building strong institutions against.

”We must build strong Institutions.
We must allow democracy to flourish. I will give people freedom to do their jobs if elected as Governor. We must build stronger institutions which will help our democratic ethics to outgrow any form of manipulation by individuals’.” He said.

He maintained that the coming primaries would determine the direction of the state beyond 2023 and appealed passionately to delegates to see through his sincerity and unparalleled zeal to change the narratives and usher in a new dawn for the overall growth and progress of Akwa Ibom people.

The Guber Hopeful reassured the NULGE of his avowed commitment to faithfully implement his blueprint for the state in totality and urged them to partner him through necessary support and prayers as he continue to consult critical stakeholders and delegates before the governorship primaries.


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