The gubernatorial running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State and senator representing Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District, Dame Dr. Akon Eyakenyi was yesterday formally presented to Akwa Ibom women by the First Lady, Her Excellency Dr. Martha Emmanuel.

The event which held at the women’s monthly prayer meeting coincided with the seventh anniversary of the prayer programme. It was therefore double celebration for Akwa Ibom women who marked the seventh anniversary of their prayer project and the emergence of the would be first elected female deputy governor in the state.

The women’s monthly prayer meeting is one of Her Excellency’s pet projects which affords Akwa Ibom women the opportunity to stand in the gap for the government and people of the state. Having run smoothly for seven years, the women gathered to thank God for the journey thus far.

It was a joyous moment for Akwa Ibom women who received Dr. Eyakenyi with gratitude and thanked Her Excellency for her role in pushing women’s agenda. They lauded Governor Udom Emmanuel’s disposition towards the inclusion of women politically.

They commended the governor for allowing a woman to ascend the number two position in the state through election for the first time. Akwa Ibom women described Governor Udom Emmanuel as the most women friendly governor who has given women greater access to the politics of the state and pledged unflinching support to the governor’s completion agenda and succession plan.

(c) Samuel Duncan

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