By Jerry Edoho.
The Chairman elect for Ibeno local government area of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria; High Chief Williams Mkpah, has rekindled the hope of Ibeno people, assuring them that the time for the best is now. Williams Mkpah, who reassured the good people of Ibeno of his unwavering commitment to the development of the area called on all stakeholders to key in and align in order to ensure good governance to the people.
In a chat with journalists in Uyo, Chief Mkpah, a one-time transition chairman of Ibeno admitted that there is no way he would have emerged victorious if not for the unanimous support given to him by Ibeno people and expressed optimism that his administration would work assiduously to ensure the development and the progress of the area.
Mkpah said he will not relent in his effort to ensure development is spread across board just as he advised youths to conduct themselves in an orderly manner as future leaders saying that “development can only strive in an atmosphere where peace and unity take the lead.
“It is our time for the best and I am ready and determined to ensure that the living standard of Ibeno people is significantly upgraded. And for us to achieve this; we must exercise patience and all hands must be on deck to attract more government presence to help ameliorate poverty”, Mkpah said.
Speaking further, High Chief Mkpah, appreciated the numerous role of the PDP leadership in Ibeno, which saw to his victory at the poll. He described them as great leaders who are conscious and passionate about progress and peace in Ibeno. “The election was fair, peaceful and transparent. This however shows we can build together and make Ibeno great” Mkpa added.
He maintained that he will partner with all relevant stakeholders for unity, peace and development, while seizing the opportunity to appealed to Akwa Ibom people to support the Udom Emmanuel’s led-administration in order to give the governor smooth pace in his effort to effectively Industrialized the State.