Today the city of Ikot Ekpene came agog as the Ati Annang Foundation, a reputable socio-cultural group inducted Hon. Frank Archibong; Chairman of Eket / Algon Chairman, Barr Luke; Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Emmanuel Ekpeyong; Member Representing Ini State Constituency in the sixth Assembly and Obong Paul Ekpo; PDP state chairman as Associate members.
In an opening speech by the International President of the foundation and member representing Oruk Anam State Constituency at the State Assembly, Sir Udo Kierian Akpan, he expressed joy, thanking members of the Foundation for their commitment and passion in building a stronger and unified Annang Nation.
The international president reiterated his readiness to ensure that unity and cooperation is embraced as a daily guide, doctrine among members of the State Assembly with an emphasis of creating a stronger bond of affinity in collaboration with investors, entrepreneurs and other existing notable socio-Cultural groups in the state to enable the developmental drive of the State is actualized at ease.
The ceremony which was part of the activities of the Foundation’s Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting had in attendance other high profile personalities including members of the State House of Assembly, former Commissioners, Transition Committee Chairmen, Traditional Chiefs, the Afigh Iwaad Ekid, other socio-cultural organizations, women and youth groups and other political office holders from Annang extraction.
Hon. Frank Archibong in his acceptance speech complimented the leadership of Ati Annang stating that the standard and spread of membership has become globally acknowledged. The Chairman who was ushered into the arena by large group of women supporters, youths and executive members of the Afigh Iwaad Ekid advised all other groups envisaging development and expansion to emulate the trade Mark and standard of Ati Annang. ”
Frank who was overwhelmed with joy for being among the inductees emphasized that it is pertinent to encourage and promote the activities of the group based on the standard displayed by the leadership of Ati Annang.
“it is therefore my pleasure to appeal to the Stakeholders of Annang Nation and the entire team of Ati Annang to continue in supporting the administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel by partnering with the people of Eket Senatorial District without compromise in other to complete two terms as it has been the standard to allow equity and fairness in zoning to come to play.
Speaking also, The speaking Speaker of the Sixth Assembly, Rt. Hon. Onofiok while thanking the entire leadership of the socio-Cultural group for their noble consideration of his person as an Associate member said that his nomination and subsequent induction will serve as a channel of political alignment, promising that he will work to ensure the actualization of Eket Senatorial District under Governor Udom Emmanuel complete their two term of 8 years.
Personalities inducted included Obong Paul Ekpo; PDP State Chairman, Hon. Princess Felicia Bassey; Deputy Speaker, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Hon. Emmanuel Ekpenyong Bassey; Chief Whip, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Comrade Ini Ememobong; State Publicity of PDP amongst others.