From Abraham Akpabio
The Lagos chapter co-coordinator of Maintain Peace Movement (MPM) has charged its successful screened community executive officers to be ready to join in massive mobilisation of Akwa Ibom indigenes in support of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s succession plan.
Otuekong Ubong Jackson gave the charge at the inaugural meeting with new grassroots officers held at The Lagos Travel Inn, Ikeja, Lagos, at the weekend.
Describing the grassroots officers as dependable political allies and apostles, Jackson urged them to be who he has seen and believed them to be in words and actions and to assume the role of MPM apostles by going out there to preach the gospel of peace, completion agenda and succession plan of Governor Udom Emmanuel with emphasis of the governor’s preferred choice of successor.
While urging them to go and prepare for a colourful and memorable inauguration by setting up a full and trusted structure in line with the set national standard of the movement, Jackson warned them against involving men and women of questionable and domineering characters and who do not believe on the movement’s vision.
“Fellow peace ambassadors, let me begin by welcoming and congratulating you to MPM family, where we speak with one voice, united in love, work and walk together to achieve our purpose. The task is enormous, but with God of peace, all will be well. Our governor’s completion agenda and succession plan are what we are working towards”, Jackson stressed.
In his remark, chairman of the screening committee, Mr. Kingsley Mbre, while also congratulating the local government area officials for scaling through the exercise, advised them not to betray the trust the movement has on them, rather, continue to build on it.
“Many were called but you are the chosen. Let what we saw on you keep growing, I mean the trust and good character.
“On behalf of everyone of us in the Lagos chapter steering committee, I congratulate and welcome everyone of you to this peaceful, united and prosperous family”, Mbre said.
Responding on behalf of the screened officials from the three senatorial districts, youths and women: Elder Samuel Usoro, Mr. Uwem Idaha, Ita Umiom Esq, Mr. George Etibeng and Mrs. Affiong Ironbar appreciated the executive officers of the movement for admitting them to the fold and pledged their loyalty and commitment to jointly deliver as expected.
Earlier in his remark, chairman, Advisory Committee, Lagos chapter of the movement, Elder Samuel Bassey, said now that the movement has a clear direction to drive the vision, all hands should be on deck, assuring that every member would be carried along and remembered for good at the end of the day.