Earlier today, It was a triple event for the Outgoing Speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly and Member representing Nsit Ubium State Constituency, Otuekong Hon. (Barr.) Onofiok Luke.
The Speaker’s first point of call was at Ebenezer’s Chapel, Ikot Etopo, where the physically elated Speaker expressed appreciation to God in a special thanksgiving for seeing him through his stewardship to Nsit Ubium people and Akwa Ibom State at large.
“I have been through a journey, I have been bruised, but God stood by me.
“I thank God, I am finishing my stewardship to Nsit Ubium people in good health with sound mind.
“I thank God because I am finishing with my marriage, family and children intact and my mother is still alive”. Speaker Luke who will not be part of seventh Assembly lauded!
Similarly, He paid appreciative homage to Oku Ibom Ibibio and Paramount Ruler of Nsit Ubium Local Government Area, His Eminence, Nteyin Solomon Etuk in his palace.
Present at the highest Ibibio Traditional Institution stool’s palace, were members of Nsit Ubium Traditional Institution and Political stakeholders and the political class of the Area.
At the Palace, the Speaker extolled the financial and moral supports he has over the years benefited from the Oku Ibom Ibibio and Paramount Ruler throughout his political journey and prayed God to bless, keep and reward him accordingly.
Speaker Luke also lauded the entire Nsit Ubium Traditional Institution for standing by him throughout his eight years in the State Legislature and promised reciprocating the mandate bestowed on him by the good people of Etinan Federal Constituency as he steps higher to the Federal House of Representatives.
The case was not different at the grand finale, which took place at Nsit Ubom Local Government Area Headquarters, Ikot Edibon.
The mammoth crowd harelded the arrival of the Speaker and his retinue where he reeled out synopses of his stewardship to the people throughout his representative years at the State House.
Speaker Luke appreciated the Political leader of Nsit Ubium Local Government Area, Sen. Effiong Bob, other political stakeholders, Elders, women and youth for availing him the opportunity of charting the course of representing them at the State Parliament and the recent support he enjoyed during the last elections.
He assured that as he moved into higher legislative business at the Federal House of Representatives, he shall not be found wanting in his core mandate and promised living to the expectations and yearnings of Etinan Federal Constituents.