LESS than two years into his first term, the people and leaders of Uyo senatorial zone of
Akwa Ibom State will back Governor Udom
Emmanuel for re-election in 2019, Senator
Effiong Bob, pro-chancellor and chairman,
Governing Council of the University of Benin,
According to him, Uyo leaders are backing
Governor Emmanuel to continue and
complete the numerous people-oriented
projects he is carrying out across the state.
Senator Bob spoke at the third constituency
briefing and one year anniversary of Rt Hon
Onofiok Luke as the speaker of the Akwa
Ibom State House of Assembly at Nsit Ubium
Local Council headquarters, Ikot Edibon,
Akwa Ibom State.
Speaking at the the colourful ceremony that
attracted prominent Nigerians from all parts
of the country including House of Assembly
speakers of Kebbi,, Ebonyi, Nasarawa, Ebonyi,
Enugu, Rivers, Cross River, Kaduna, Kano,
Niger and Bayelsa as well as Lt.Colonel
Abdul’Aziz Musa Yar’Adua, younger brother to
late President Umaru Yar’Adua, who represented the Yar’ Ádua family, Senator
Bob urged Governor Emmanuel not to
entertain fears about Uyo support in 2019.
”You are the captain of Team Akwa Ibom.
What I am saying is the opinion of leaders
and people of Uyo senatorial district. As far as
2019 is concerned, we will give you 100 per
cent support. Don’t be disturbed over Uyo
votes; concentrate on the numerous projects
you are doing across the state,” he said.
At the event, the governor promised to give
50 youths from the constituency N50,000
each to boost their businesses and ensure
speedy construction of the Ikot-Nsit-Oton-
Edemidimokpot-Mbiekene-Nnung Obong road
that passes through the constituency.
To tackle poverty and boost the war against
recession, Governor Emmanuel and Speaker
Onofiok Luke empowered about 200
indigenes of Nsit Ubium State Constituency,
granted scholarship to 115 students and
donated computers and textbooks to five
selected secondary schools in the area.
While thanking God at the the colourful
ceremony the speaker the gestures were part
of his appreciation to the people and to
empower them in line with his campaign