- Vows to disrupt working activities in the area
The youths of Eket- Central under the aegis of Eket Central Youth Forum, has frowned in total rejection of the just constituted Akwa Ibom Youth Council, Eket chapter Executives.
The youths numbering over three hundred, raised this alarm in an emergency meeting they had this morning at Ede Obuk village in Eket Local Government, stating that the position of Chairman, Eket youth council has remained in the Urban axis of the Local Government for over twenty years and there was a need to make it rotational to be in conformity with the zoning arrangement that produced the Governor on the Peoples Democratic Party Platform.
The meeting which was convened by Comrade Ekom Joshua (Tempo) and anchored by the youth leader Comrade Williams Amos William and Comrade Prince David Udoetuk, Speaker forum of village youth president, Eket Chapter, had in attendance other renowned youth activist from the area
According to William Amos (the Youth leader), the Central area has the highest number of wards and votes in the Eket polity, and they are known to be the deliverer of every successful election in the polity, but it beats his imagination, why the Urban axis will be seen as majority and superior over the Central with their four wards.
The Speaker, Prince David said that he is seeing the constituted youth council in the local government as a scheme from his urban brothers to thwart the effort of their brother, Hon. Frank Archibong from becoming the Local Government Chairman in elected capacity. He said that the Urban forces in the persons of Hon. David Lawrence (Eket state constituency Rep. AKHA) and Barr. Akpadiaha Ebitu, State Treasurer, PDP are procreating forces amidst the youths, against the elected emergence of their brother as Chairman.
The youths vowed to lure every youth from the central axis to disrupt peacefully, every government, oil and gas project as a sign of protest on Monday, 17th April 2017, as all access roads through the Central area shall be blocked, to truncate movements to sites, etc.