Jarigbe, Akpanke, Offiono Thanks Northern Stakeholders, Doles Out 54M For Easter Celebration

By Elijah UganiĀ 

It was a moment of celebration for stakeholders of the People’s Democratic Party PDP, in Northern Senatorial District, as Sen Jarigbe Agom announced a whooping sum of 54M to assist party faithfuls celebrate Easter.

The Stakeholder’s meeting which held at Gomara Hotels Ogoja Local Government Area today March 30th, is part of activities to mark the lawmaker’s victory at the 2023 general election and subsequent Court of Appeal judgement that upheld his election.

Sen Jarigbe who expressed gratitude to his constituents for the determination during the last general elections noted that “you voted for service, you were not voting for siren and so I owe you nothing but the service you voted for. Thank you very much for standing for the truth. I can only thank you by reciprocating through action and not words. I will continue to do what I need to do to ensure that you feel my representation”.

He used the opportunity to appeal to those who will have contrary views to be patient as not everything will be done as expected when he posited that”Not everyone will be satisfied
If you have not seen what you think you want to see, exercise patient, please tolerate us, gradually we will ensure that the needs of our people are adequately attended to”

Continuing, the lawmaker commended stakeholders for turning out for the meeting and averred that “As part of the Easter celebration, my brothers and colleagues at the House of Representatives and State House of Assembly, and I have put together 54M for you. 1M for each ward for the Easter celebration. We can not thank you enough for all your sacrifices and support during the election.

“The money is meant for party supporters, please take it back to the ward and hold your ward meetings and share it to the various units. For those who attend this meeting, use #100,000.00 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) only for your logistics. Any leader who share the money here will be sanction”

Earlier, five stakeholders representing the local governments that made up Northern Senatorial District and restated commitment to the PDP.

A former Secretary to the Cross River State government, Mr Mike Aniah Esq, advised the party against imposition of candidates as the party prepares for congresses.

On their parts, the members representing Obudu/Bekwarra/Obanliku, Ogoja/Yala in the house of representatives and those in the 10th Cross River State House of Assembly, elected under the PDP, Hon Charles Omang Esq, Hon Pius Ashakia and Hon Martins Achadu PhD, took turn to commend the stakeholders for their support and pledged to support their leader, Sen Jarigbe Agom, provide the dividends of democracy to them.

The Chairman of PDP, Cross River State Chapter, Mr Venatius Ikem, commended stakeholders for responding to the call for the meeting and noted that “the attendance in this meeting is unprecedented. We will continue to build on what we have already began.

“Let me use this medium to invite you all to join our leader, Sen Jarigbe Agom in thanksgiving tomorrow, for the many things God has used him to do for us.

“God has used Sen Jarigbe Agom, to clean the mess Ayade created for us as Northern Senatorial District. We are very proud of him”.

Mr Ikem used the opportunity to announce that the National Executive Committee of the party has instructed the ward and chapter committee members of the party to function in acting capacity following the expiration of their tenure, pending the conduct of congresses.


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