Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) Akwa Ibom State chapter has elected a-four man executive to run the affairs of the group.
The election which took place on Monday September 5 in Uyo, was conducted under the supervision of the representative of the Zonal Coordinator, South-South and Zonal Secretary, Barr. Agatha Osieke.
After the election, Ambassador Peace Edem emerged State Coordinator; Emem Inyang, Deputy State coordinator (Akwa Ibom State South Senatorial District); Edidiong Enang, Deputy State Coordinator (Akwa Ibom State North West Senatorial District) and Felicia Robert, was also elected Deputy State Coordinator (Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District).
Earlier in her speech, the South South Zonal Coordinator who was represented by the Zonal Secretary Barr. Agatha Osieke thanked members of TMG in Akwa Ibom State for their zeal and commitment to serve in various positions.
She disclosed that TMG in Akwa Ibom State has the highest number of committed members in the zone, and expressed the belief that the election of new executive will further enhance the visibility of the group in the State.
“Everyone must be on the field to actualise the goal of the group. The coordinator must work to bring back the glory of TMG.” She said.
In his acceptance speech, the elected state Coordinator, Ambassador Peace Edem assured that with support from his colleagues, he would make Akwa Ibom State a shining light of TMG in the country.
Peace commended his colleagues for electing him and other members of the executive, promised to anchor his administration on openness, transparency and accountability.
“I have monitored elections in the past and I know the gaps that exist in the monitoring. That is why I decided to contest for the position in order to ensure things are done differently.
“After this, there are a lot of sensitisation we need to do as a body because so many people do not understand the content of the new Electoral Act. We intend to reduce it to citizen’s copy especially infographics and then look out for channels we can send it out.”
He identified lack of transparency in leadership as a major factor retrogressing the country.
The State Coordinator explained that Transition Monitoring Group, established in 1999, is well known in the country, adding that INEC often really on TMG for credible feedback during election monitoring.
The highpoint of the election was the swearing in on the new executive members of TMG by the representative of the Zonal Coordinator, Barr. Osieke.