PDP Candidate for Etinan Federal Constituency, Barr. Onofiok Luke paid a consultative visit to the Oku Ibom of Ibibio Land and Paramount Ruler of Nsit Ubium Local Govt Area, HRM, Edidem Solomon Etuk and his led traditional council in the area.
Presenting the candidate to the monarch and his traditional council, DG of Amazing Grace Campaign Organization, Rt. Hon. Anietie Etuk said: “while we were watching and thinking of how the 2019 election will be like, we in Etinan Federal Constituency had checked and saw how your son, Barr. Onofiok Luke has fared in public service. So we had then decided to make him our most preferred choice to represent us in the federal constituency because we have seen in him a man who by the grace of God, is not fearful, but has the courage to stand against all odds to fight for our collective interest.
“We have also seen in him a man who, when called for negotiations, he will stand firm and not compromise for his personal pocket, against the collective wishes and yearnings of Etinan people. That is why we brought him today to have your blessings to contribute to his success in the election he is contesting.”
In his speech, Barr. Luke said he had come before the monarchs as an open book whose track records are available for them as the most beneficiaries of his representation, adding that stakeholders in the sister areas – Etinan and Nsit Ibom had joined him to come request that Nsit Ubium should donate him to the federal constituency so he can be given the mandate to make the federal constituency fare the same way, and even better.
While welcoming the Amazing Grace train in his response, the Oku Ibom said:
“as monarchs, who are partisan to politics, we receive candidates from several political parties, but as grass rooters, we know them all. We know their capacities and their intents for the people. As our son, we have known you and let me say here that we are very proud of your achievements and representation. Go on and win and when you get to Abuja, continue to be a shining light not just for Etinan Federal Constituency but for Akwa Ibom state in general.”
Speaking further, the royal father sued for peace in the state which according to him is the precursor to any development.