By Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo
THE Akwa Ibom State First Lady, Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel has dissolved the Executive Committee of Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District Women Forum with immediate effect.
According to a statement by Mrs. Amayo Umoh, Press Secretary to wife of the governor and obtained by Vanguard, the dissolution of executive of the women forum was aimed at rejigging the committee in for optimal result.
The statement read, “Her Excellency, Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel; wife of the Governor of Akwa Ibom State has dissolved the Executive Committee of Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District Women Forum with immediate effect.
“This dissolution is aimed at rejigging the Committee for optimal result. Her Excellency appreciates the contributions of the members of the dissolved Committee and wishes them well in their future endevours. A new Executive committee will be inaugurated in due time”
It gathered that the decision to dissolve the leadership of the women forum was made during a closed-door meeting with the first Lady at the government house on Monday evening.
It was also gathered that the dissolution was part of strategy to rid the women group of fifth columnists.
A reliable government house source who confided in Vanguard said that it was discovered that two top leaders of the group had concluded plans to join the former first Lady Mrs. Unoma Akpabio to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
“The fact is that Women forum was set up sometime last year in the three senatorial districts and the purpose was to garner support for governor Udom Emmanuel re-election in 2019. And you are aware of the political gimmick that is going on now.
“So it was discovered that two top leaders of the committee had concluded plans to decamp to APC. It was not surprising because both of them had been loyal to Akpabio’s wife. So it became necessary for the wife of the governor to dissolve the executive committee and look for people she can trust to be loyal to the PDP”, our source said.Read Full Story