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ABC Women Throws Weight Behind Emana As She Prepares to Unseat Essien Ayi

Emana taking photograph with women after presenting her form to them 

Ukorebi Esien | 29th March 2022

This afternoon, Women from the Federal Constituency of Akpabuyo, Bakassi and Calabar South unanimously agreed to support Lady Emana Duke's ambition to represent them at the green chambers of the National Assembly. TDN can authoritatively report. 

In a meeting held in her Calabar residence, where Emana Duke, a seasoned broadcast journalist and media consultant sought the support of the women who came to show solidarity with her owing to the ugly incidence of Friday, she appealed to them to support her to victory stating  that with their support she will change the face of representation in the constituency. 

"Do you women want a representative who keeps giving you N20,000 every week to cook soup? Can't you give someone N20,000 to cook soup? Can't you cook and invite people to come and eat. So, at the end of the day, anyhow you want to look at it, it is cheating, it is cheating! She said.

Emana also informed the women that the event of Friday will not in anywhere stop her ambition as she's ready to take the battle to the end. 

The women in their responses, begged her not to runaway after they must have stood by her. They said they were prepared to back her up but appealed that she doesn't betray them when her opponents try to talk her into stepping down.

The women taking turns to speak also pledged the loyalty and total support of women in their various wards and Local Government Areas that makes up the Federal Constituency. 

In her remarks, the Akpabuyo chapter women leader of PDP, said the Friday's incident has now we emboldened her to take a public stand with Lady Emana, stating that it was a clear indication that the male folks do not not want women in politics and as a woman leader, she's prepared to ensure a woman represents the federal constituency. 

Speaking further, the woman leader recalled she was present in 2019 when the current Member representing the federal constituency pleaded with the late state lawmaker, Hon. Elizabeth Ironbar begging to be allowed to represent them this last time and by 2023, he will ensure someone from Akpabuyo LGA represents the Constituency. 

She said going by that she's calling on Apostle Essien Ayi to keep to his agreement with the late Ironbar. 

Highlights of the event was presentation of the People's Democratic Party expression Intent form purchased by Lady Emana to the women and her campaign organisation. 

Recall that members of the " New Dawn" campaign team were attacked by hoodlums in Akapabuyo when lady Emana went to consult the party at the secretariat in Akpabuyo.  See story here