* Luke while addressing supporters at Northern Iman Ward 2 in Etinan, yesterday
By Itoro BASSEY
Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Etinan Federal Constituency seat, Onofiok Luke, has said that the interest of members of his constituency and Akwa Ibom State will be paramount in his mind when he resumes as federal lawmaker in the National Assembly next year.
The Speaker said this, yesterday, during his House of Representatives campaign at Northern Iman Ward 2, Etinan Urban wards 4 and 5 in Etinan local government area.
Luke said he was overwhelmed by the confidence the people have reposed in him and their belief in his ability to provide them with quality representation at the National Assembly.
He said, “Give me your votes for me to go and speak at the National Assembly. Give PDP your votes. By the grace of God, this is the voice you can depend on.
“By the grace God, this the voice that you can count on. This is the voice that that will speak loudly and clearly advocate the interest of the federal constituency.
“By the grace of God, this is the voice that will advocate for the benefit of the interest of Akwa Ibom. This is the voice that will advocate for the restructuring of Nigeria”.
Some of the Etinan constituents who spoke to our correspondent said the popularity of the PDP was soaring by the day in the federal constituency.
They said the people were waiting eagerly to vote for PDP in the 2019 elections after what they called the failures of the All Progressives Congress (APC) states in the country.
Otobong Nsekpong, a journalist and and indigene of Etinan, expressed optimism that the PDP would win the forthcoming governorship election in Akwa State “again and again”.
He said the administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel has endeared himself and the party to the people through its industrialization agenda.
Speaker Luke’s campaign continues Tuesday in other parts of the Etinan Federal Constituency, which comprises Etinan, Nsit Ibom, and Nsit Ubium local government areas.