By Obeten Effiom
A socio-political group, the Yakurr/Abi Youth Forum has organised a town hall meeting in support of a peaceful political transition as next year’s polls approach, www.calitown.com can reveal.
At the Ugep main square, venue of the occasion, chair of the occasion and National President of the forum, Ubi E. Etowa, in his key note speech, told the large gathering that the forum was gathering to celebrate 14 years of the forum and also use the opportunity to evaluate her impact in the political scheme of things within the Yakurr/Abi axis. Etowa was indeed happy that the forum has been able to provide political support to its members, foster peace and progress within the LGAs as well as created a platform for political articulation.
While inaugurating the Executive committee and ward co-ordinators of the forum, Etowa thanked members for their cooperation and urged those saddled with the responsibility of running the forum to be transparent and open as well as be capable of carrying everybody along. The President further charged members of the newly inaugurated committees to live up to expectation and ensure discipline and accountability plays a critical role in the dispensation of their duties.
Kenneth Bassey Ubi, chairs the 18-man Yakurr chapter while Simeon Obaeko Osim, is Abi chapter chairman of the forum. In attendance were traditional rulers from Abi and Yakurr, NGO/civil society groups, businessmen and women, farmers, civil servants, among others.
When www.calitown.com spoke with the village head of Ita-Kongha Clan, Edomita Village, Imabana I, Abi Local Government Area, Eval Oju U. Edong, the traditional ruler thanked the organisers of the event for putting it together and added that organising the event was not enough but that keeping the promises made at the event will go a long way to show the seriousness of the forum. The royal father concluded by urging members of the forum to be ambassadors of peace.
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