…pledges support for his Gubernatorial aspiration
By Imó Etim
Team Equity and Empowerment Initiative popularly known as Team E2 rolled out drums in a surprise birthday celebration for the Commissioner for Economic Development and Ibom Deep Seaport, Mr. Akan Okon, at his Ewet Housing residence on Friday in Uyo.
Coordinator of the group, Comrade Gabriel Ekpa, said team E2 stands for equity and fairness with focus on ensuring that Itu/Ibiono Ibom Federal Constituency be allowed to produce the next governor of the State.
He said this streamlining is to ensure that Akan Okon emerges the next Governor of Akwa Ibom State.
“ This is Team E2, we believe there is need for Itu/Ibiono Ibom federal constituency to be allowed to have a taste of power at the hilltop mansion and our focus is our champion, Akan Okon who has served the state in various capacities. With the rich experience, he understands the terrain of politics and can connect to the yearnings of the people.
“We are here to celebrate with him on his 56th birthday and show solidarity with him as our Champion. Again, we are saying for sustainable peace, equity and fairness, Itu/Ibiono Ibom should be given a chance to produce the governor and we want none other than Mr Akan Okon,” he said.
Mr Akan Okon while reacting to wishes from members of Team E2, thanked them for deeming it fit to show up during the early hours of the day to celebrate him on his birthday and prayed for God’s blessings upon them.
He urged them to join him as it is his tradition to always embark on live touching gestures on his birthday, first to church to worship God, then to orphanage homes to put smiles on faces and to Anua Hospital to be a blessing to those unable to foot their bills.
Memorable moments were presentation of gift item(Wristwatch) by leader of Team E2 and cutting of cakes by the the Commissioner which he did with radiating smiles.