By Patrick Odey, Uyo
The Speaker of Akwa Ibom state House of assembly, Hon Onofiok Luke, has
said that the aspiration to ensure that Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel is
returned to power in 2019, supersedes his personal ambition.
The Speaker said this in Uyo while speaking as guest at the
Correspondents’ Chapel (of the State Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists’) platform, “The arena” on Thursday.
Luke who is standard bearer for the House of Representatives for the
Etinan federal constituency under the platform of the Peoples
Democratic party said he would have dropped his ambition but for the
pressure from his constituents.
“The governor’s re-election is more important to me than my own
ambition, but for the sake of my constituents who keep coming to me to
put pressure I would have been the campaign manager of the divine
He said the superlative performance of the governor Udom Emmanuel in
the last three years cutting across all sector of the economy would
guarantee victory for him in the forthcoming elections.
The speaker pointed out that there was no single industries in the
state until the coming of Governor Udom administration adding that
Akwa Ibom ‘s economy would have been better if previous administration
had thought of establishing one industries in the state.
“It was until Udom came that we started having Syringe factory, the
coconut refinery, the Pencil manufacturing company, and many others”
the Luke said.
The speaker assured that the party was working assiduously to ensure
that the governor is re-elected in 2019
On the state security Trust Fund meant to provide security logistics,
Luke said it has not been presented to the state house of Assembly.