Interactive Session with Ambassador Assam Assam in Houston, Texas.

22 Mar

 

Ladies and gentlemen,
We expect a governorship candidate for the state to rise above ethnic tendencies so that if voted to power and important decisions are made, equal consideration is given to everyone/ every part of the state. The last listening tour/interactive session with Amb. Assam Assam was filled with people from all parts of Akwa Ibom because our concerns, desires, hopes, and aspirations are the same. Others are encouraged to follow in the footsteps of Amb. Assam to come over and consult with us as stakeholders in Akwa Ibom project whenever possible.

Amb Assam Conferring With   Guests During Town Hall Meeting

Amb Assam Conferring With Guests During Town Hall Meeting

 Suffice to say that convening a meeting for Amb. Assam last Sunday to interact with members of Houston (TX) community was coordinated by Advocacy for Democracy group. Invitations were extended to all Akwa Ibomites as reflected on its flyers; however, target audience for initial interaction was Houston and other cities within its proximity. Members of AKISAN which is the umbrella organization for Akwa Ibom communities in Houston were invited. Equally, members of Eket Development Congress (EDC),  Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio, and  members of other organization were also invited to attend on individual capacity. 

Dinner with Amb Assam Assam in Houston Texas

Dinner with Amb Assam Assam in Houston Texas

My position is that Akwaibomites in the diaspora should not shy away when any of its sons or daughters is visiting the US for the purpose of interacting with citizens of Akwa Ibom State in the course of their campaign for a state-wide political office as long as we are not supporting ONLY one candidate to the exclusion of the rests. Therefore, it is incumbent on Advocacy for Democracy group  to provide and effect an enabling environment of support for all candidates  to carry out a successful listening tour/interactive session with Akwa Ibom citizens anywhere in the US. In the end, the public will make up its mind on who to support.
I hope this clarifies any misconception individuals might have had.
Thanks,
Margaret Itauma,
Houston, Texas.
for: Advocacy for Democracy Group. 

Amb Assam Assam Town Hall Meeting in Houston TX

Amb Assam Assam Town Hall Meeting in Houston TX

Amb Assam Assam Town Hall Meeting in Houston

Amb Assam Assam Town Hall Meeting in Houston

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