Veteran Journalist Declares To Ukanafun Chambers ..I Will Be Good Ambassador Of PD
By Eteobong Akpan
July 31, 2020
As the build-up to the local government election coming up on October 31, 2020 gathers momentum a seasoned journalist and two-term chairman of Vanguard Chapel, was at the Press Centre, Tuesday, to consult the executive and members of the NUJ of his intention to aspire a leadership position in his local government area. Pastor Godwin Matthew Inyieng, who is the leading aspirant for Ukanafun chairmanship poll, Tuesday, July 28, formally made his aspiration known to the leadership of the NUJ and informed them of his blueprint if given the mandate to serve. He vowed to make the union, the people of Ukanafun and the state proud. Inyieng, an indigene of Northern Afaha 1 in Ukanafun Local Government, informed that it will only be fair and proper that I'm his professional colleagues are aware of his intention to aspire for the chairmanship position first. "I'm here to inform you formally that I'm going for the next chairmanship position in Ukanafun LGA. I want to serve my people and I'm sure they are ready to receive me as their next chairman. "As we all know, the stage is set for the local election. Ukanafun had been in distress in the last two years, there were no markets, schools or churches for the past two years of insurgency, the roads were all blocked and there was no life, but by the grace of God through the effort of the governor of the state, normalcy has returned after two years of bad boys living in the forest. He assured the union of his readiness to sustain the peace enjoyed in the community. He reiterated his resolve to give fresh air of leadership to the local government through effectivepolicy implementation, noting that his administration will pay more attention to rebuilding Ukanafun and bringing it from obscurity to a 21st century community, where peace, education, and sustainable development shall remain the hallmark. "I am going to ensure that the normalcy we enjoy is sustained. I assure the union that I will not disgrace them. I will ensure that Ukanafun is recreated to become a 21st century community, expose them to better education, trade and engage them profitably. Ukanafun will be great again and will never remain the same after my years in office. He informed that Ukanafun was created same year and day with Ikono Local Government in 1976, noting that certain things were not done the way they ought to have been done. "As you send me forth, I will represent you well. I will be a good ambassador of PDP, your colleague and indigene of Ukanafun. You will never regret sending me, he stated. On his part, Mr Inimfon Silas, chairman, Federated Chapel and an indigene of Ukanafun, described Mr Godwin Inyieng as a two-term chairman of Vanguard Chapel who gives respect to whoever is due and has the interest of the Union at heart. "As a member of Federated Chapel, we have never found to be lacking behind, anytime one of us moves forward, such a person can never fail. "He is trustworthy and the first chairmanship aspirant from the union who has come to inform us, meaning he has the interest of the union at heart. He is going to be a good ambassador of the union. He is going there to represent us and tell the people that we believe in development, transformation and will take Ukanafun to another greater level. He thanked the state chairman of the NUJ, Mr Amos Etuk, for granting him the opportunity to meet with the state council of the union and appealed to the union to give him all the necessary support in terms of publicity and wider reach so that at the end of the day he would emerge victorious. A release jointly signed by the state chairman of the union, Mr Amos Etuk and the secretary, Mr Dominic Akpan, encouraged Inyieng to aspire for the race, having noticed his excellent qualities which stand him out from the pack. "The release read in part: Having previously served the people of Ukanafun Local Government creditably in different political offices will bring to the table fresh ideas wrapped in excellent management skills, wide experience for the development of Ukanafun. "Pastor Inyieng is a multiple awards winning journalist and committed member of the NUJ in Akwa Ibom State whose contributions to journalism and Akwa Ibom project has been unwavering. The release urged Ukanafun people to support Pastor Inyieng as he will consolidate on the foundations laid by former administrations, rebuild Ukanafun and take it to the 21st century community where peace, education and sustainable development will be the hallmark. They prayed God to give him the strength, grace and wisdom as he takes up the responsibility, wishing him the best. Prayers were offered for the aspirant by the vice chairman of the council. Present at the consultative meeting were the vice chairman of the council, Mrs Nene Affia, secretary of the council, Mr Dominic Akpan, other executive, members of SWC, SEC and NAWOJ.