6TH AKHA @ 3. ANIEKAN UKO: THE ORIFLAMME OF SUPERLATIVE PERFORMANCE

 

6TH AKHA @ 3.

ANIEKAN UKO: THE ORIFLAMME OF SUPERLATIVE PERFORMANCE.

It is that time of the year when public office holders are called upon to give account of their stewardship. While some representatives will present excellent scorecards, their counterparts will avoid the exercise citing a million and one reasons why they have failed woefully. Interestingly, some won’t even accept the fact that they have failed.

On this, the case of Rt. Hon. Aniekan Uko can be likened to that of a brilliant student who passes an examination with flying colours. Such student is always eager to show anyone who cares to see the excellent result.


In Ibesikpo Asutan State Constituency, it is rather not surprising that gargantuan progress has been recorded and the bar of represention raised. His promises are a compass to him. While vying for the Assembly seat, he promised to “run Ibesikpo Asutan State Constituency like a statesman, not like a politician.” According to him, “the difference between a statesman and a politician is that, a politician places people at his service, while a statesman is one who places himself at the service of the people.” And he has lived up to his ideological orientation about politics which anchors on service.

What makes him that ORIFLAMME OF SUPERLATIVE PERFORMANCE are:

1. He lives in and go to the Parliament from his village, Mbikpong Ikot Edim.
He did not relocate even as Speaker of the House Assembly to his official Lodge knowing too well it will be total disconnect from his people.

2. He had his first Constituency Briefing exactly six (6) months into office (8th June 2015 – 26th December 2015). At the first Constituency Briefing on 26th December 2015, he doled out these to his constituents:

a) Eight (8) Toyota Corolla saloon cars
b) Two (2) SUVs Lexus RX330 Jeeps
c) One (1) Toyota Camry (Big for nothing)
d) Twenty (20) Motorcycles
e) Cash donations and Financial Assistance

 

It’s Important to note that the Appeal Court in Abuja nullified his election on the 15th of December, 2015 and he stayed for (4) Four months out of office campaigning for the RE – RUN election.
By the special Grace of God and the support of his constituents he won the re – run election and returned to office in April 2016.

3.Barely six (6) months in office after his return,
He held his second Constituency Briefing on 26th December 2016, exactly one (1) year from the first Constituency Briefing.

4. Provided a N2.5m Starter Pack of N50,000 each to fifty (50) women across the ten (10) wards of Ibesikpo Asutan to commence stockfish (IBUOT EKPOROKO) trade.

5. Donated cash to constituents for 2016 Christmas.

6. 18/08/17 – He visited Imaobong Missionary Hospital to pay bills amounted N1.4m for all financially challenged patients that had major operations and other ailments.

7. Provided N1.2m Revolving Loan to women.

8. EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMMES

a) Ten (10) women empowered with ten (10) hairdryers, generators and other hairdressing equipment to start up their businesses.

b) Ten (10) women, one from each ward were made fashion house owners through his wife, Evangelist (Mrs.) Ememobong Aniekan Uko (IBOROAKAM Life Enhancement Programme).

c) The physically Challenged Persons are not left out because he appointed one of them as his Special Assistant on Welfare to Physically challenged persons with donations of over ten (10) Wheel Chairs to aide their movements easily

d) He has a running Education Scholarship Scheme for several students within and outside the state constituency.

 

e) IBOROAKAM as popularly known by all pick hospital bills for the less privileged by visiting hospitals more often.

9. FACILITATED THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS

a)Provision/Installation of transformer in Atai Nung Oku Ibesikpo Community.

b)Provision/Installation of transformer in Afaha Ikot Obio Nkan Community.

c)Provision/Installation of transformer in Ikot Obio Ofong Community.

d) Provision/Installation of transformer in Mbikpong Ikot Edim Community.

e) Provision/Installation of transformer in Owot Uta Ibesikpo Community.

f) Award of contract for the construction of the 4.32km Owot Uta-Ikot Okubo-Ikot Ekere-Ikot Udo Ekpo Road with a 30meters long bridge by the AKSG.

g) The construction of Ikot Akpabin-Nda Nsit Road to Odot by AKSG.

h) Construction of Afaha Etok – Ibom Tropicana Road(on going)

10. CONSTITUENCY PROJECTS

a) Ultra Modern City Centre at Mbikpong Ikot Edim

b) Construction of OPD at Health Center at Nung Udoe (on going)

c) Provision of Portable Water (Solar Powered) at Ndikpo Atang(completed, awaiting commissioning)

d) Building of four (4) Classroom Block at Primary Akpa Utong (Completed)

e) Renovation of four (4) Classroom Black at Primary School, Mbierebe Obio (Completed)

 

f) Currently building an Ultra Modern Civic Centre known as ASAN IBESIKPO to immortalize Late Chief E. O. EYO (a.k.a. EYO Uyo) at EDIAM.
Rt. Hon Elder Aniekan Uko is one lawmaker that is always seen at construction sites because of his zeal to change Ibesikpo Asutan landscape from the way he met it.

11. LAWMAKING/OVERSIGHT

a) Motion on the need to make Native Languages compulsory in both public and private Primary Schools in Akwa Ibom State.

b) Motion against the unwholesome and alleged fraudulent charges on Electricity Consumers in Akwa Ibom State by Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC).

c) Motion on the urgent need to provide Road Traffic Control Measures at Strategic Intersections and Junctions in Akwa Ibom State.

d) Motion on the need to Curb the Proliferation of Petrol/Filling Stations within Residential Buildings and places of Public Assembly.

e) Motion on Environmental Impact o Flood Water Evacuation from Uyo Metropolis and its Implications on the Health and Wellbeing of Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area and Need for Intervention.

f) Motion on Displacement of Students of Asutan Ekpe Comprehensive Secondary School, Okop Ndua Erong.

g) A Private Member Bill for a Law to make provision for Establishment and Control of Private Hospitals and other Healthcare Facilities in Akwa Ibom State.

Uko has Co-sponsored 24 Bills which many have been passed into law.

h) Akwa Ibom People hold Rt Hon Elder Aniekan Uko in high esteem because he singlehandedly opposed the #RealPropertyChargeBill on the floor of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly., this endeared him to many as he is seen and nicknamed
THE VOICE OF THE MASSES
THE PEOPLE’S LAWMAKER
THE PEOPLE’S IBOROAKAM
MR. ELOQUENT etc.
His words are oratary.
His smiles give hope to many

i) He’s leading the advocacy for government to immortalise reputable sons and daughters who gave their all for the overall struggle towards a better Akwa Ibom State which include:

i) Chief E.O.Eyo (Eyo Uyo) on State Creation

ii) Obong Sampson Udo Idiong on State Creation

iii) Barr. Amba-Wills Obong on State Creation

iv) Arc. Obong Victor Attah on Resource Control

v) Chief Godswill Akpabio (Uncommon Transformation) and many others.

Attempting to list all the achievements of this lawmaker will make this piece to be very verbose, but the major ones will be highlighted.

 


When the sixth Assembly was inaugurated on June 8, 2015, Providence threw this gentleman up and he was unanimously elected as Speaker. He served meritoriously on that capacity till December 2015 when the Appeal Court, its wisdom or lack of it, nullified his election. He has since returned to serve his people having recorded a landslide victory in the rerun. Presently, he serves the Assembly as Chairman, Committee on Rules, Business, Ethics and Privileges.

 

As Speaker, Elder Uko breathe life into the Assembly by facilitating the refurbishment of structures, exhibiting an all inclusive leadership style, catering for staff welfare etc. His flawless superintending of the Assembly affairs led to several reports, motions and bills receiving the attention they deserve. Still as Speaker, he appointed over 60 Special and Personal Assistants across the state, including S. A. on Physically Challenged Persons. It is on record that the disabled benefited from wheel chairs and other life enhancement packages.

From June 2015 till date, Ibesikpo Asutan constituents have witnessed tremendous dividends. Firstly, being a man who believes in accountability, monthly constituency briefings are held where he rub minds with his people. This is laudable because constituency briefing seems to be a rarity hereabout. Political office holders only meet the people during electioneering. So, any public official who departs from the “norm” deserves commendation.
No wonder he said in one of the House plenaries and I quote, “IN A WORKING DEMOCRACY, THE PEOPLE ARE THE MAJOR STAKEHOLDERS; THE MOMENT THEY EMBRACE, TRUST AND ACCEPT YOU TO REPRESENT THEM, YOUR SENSE OF DUTY IS TO SERVE THEM, AND SERVE THEM WELL WITH YOUR ALL AND WITHOUT FAIL”
Realizing the importance of education, he set up The Aniekan Uko Foundation. Six undergraduates studying professional courses of Law and Medicine have been issued scholarship. Several pupils studying in private nursery and secondary schools are also beneficiaries. The Foundation has been expanded to cater for more persons.

In the area of empowerment, he is a legend. Needless to mention names of persons he has empowered. These persons ranging from artisans to business men and women have affirmed that indeed, Aniekan Uko is the IBOROAKAM (answer to prayers) of the constituency. Also, through his recommendation, not less than 20 constituents have been gainfully employed.

Rt. Hon. Aniekan Uko is very accessible. Political office holders in Nigeria have seemingly inculcated the habit of shielding themselves from the people whom they purportedly represent. They even live outside their area of jurisdiction. His residence is always a Mecca. People troop in on daily basis and the lawmaker listens and help in solving their problems. His open door policy also extends to people from other constituencies and state of origin. On this, the non indigenes forum has been voicing satisfaction.

Upon returning to the House after winning the rerun election, he has carved a niche for himself as one of the cerebral representatives. His contributions during plenary always portrays him as a highly knowledgeable and matured representative.

Attempting to list all his contributions during plenary will make this piece to be too cumbersome.

It is also worth highlighting that his wife, Evangelist (Mrs.) Ememobong Aniekan Uko, has been one of the masterminds of the success story of this representation. Realizing that God is paramount, she holds a monthly prayer summit in Ibesikpo Asutan tagged ‘Gathering of Faithful Women.’ The women offer prayers to God for Nigeria, Akwa Ibom State and Ibesikpo Asutan State Constituency. This has also reignited love in the women folk.

Evang. Ememobong, in her magnanimity, has touched countless lives positively via her pet project, THE IBOROAKAM LIFE ENHANCEMENT INITIATIVE. She has donated 10 sewing machines with complete accessories to women across the constituency, opened 10 Hairdressing Saloons to women, launched an empowerment programme for 40 women worth N50,000 each totaling N 2Million Naira, Cater for nursing mothers, donates to triplets, twins and their mothers; Sets up an ultra-modern beauty saloon for a physically challenged lady, amongst others.

The life touching programmes and packages of Envangelist Ememobong was flagged-off/ presented the wife of the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel. In recognition of her antecedents, the PDP Women Forum awarded her a ‘SERVICE AWARD OF THE YEAR.’

Having attempted to summarize the giant strides of this great lawmaker, it must be stated that the points raised herein are verifiable. Concrete evidences like pictorial prove have been attached. Elder Aniekan Uko sees the mandate of his people as an opportunity to better the lives of the voters who reposed confidence in him. These and many more await the constituents even as the fourth legislative year commences.
Verily, it has been of qualitative, effective and people-oriented representation.

#IBOROAKAM
#TrademarkOfEffectiveRepresentation

(SOURCE: MEDIA DIRECTORATE, OFFICE OF MEMBER REPRESENTING IBESIKPO ASUTAN STATE CONSTITUENCY IN THE AKHA.)

AKHA @ 3.

ANIEKAN UKO: THE ORIFLAMME OF SUPERLATIVE PERFORMANCE.

It is that time of the year when public office holders are called upon to give account of their stewardship. While some representatives will present excellent scorecards, their counterparts will avoid the exercise citing a million and one reasons why they have failed woefully. Interestingly, some won’t even accept the fact that they have failed.

On this, the case of Rt. Hon. Aniekan Uko can be likened to that of a brilliant student who passes an examination with flying colours. Such student is always eager to show anyone who cares to see the excellent result.
In Ibesikpo Asutan State Constituency, it is rather not surprising that gargantuan progress has been recorded and the bar of represention raised. His promises are a compass to him. While vying for the Assembly seat, he promised to “run Ibesikpo Asutan State Constituency like a statesman, not like a politician.” According to him, “the difference between a statesman and a politician is that, a politician places people at his service, while a statesman is one who places himself at the service of the people.” And he has lived up to his ideological orientation about politics which anchors on service.

What makes him that ORIFLAMME OF SUPERLATIVE PERFORMANCE are:

1. He lives in and go to the Parliament from his village, Mbikpong Ikot Edim.
He did not relocate even as Speaker of the House Assembly to his official Lodge knowing too well it will be total disconnect from his people.

2. He had his first Constituency Briefing exactly six (6) months into office (8th June 2015 – 26th December 2015). At the first Constituency Briefing on 26th December 2015, he doled out these to his constituents:

a) Eight (8) Toyota Corolla saloon cars
b) Two (2) SUVs Lexus RX330 Jeeps
c) One (1) Toyota Camry (Big for nothing)
d) Twenty (20) Motorcycles
e) Cash donations and Financial Assistance

It’s Important to note that the Appeal Court in Abuja nullified his election on the 15th of December, 2015 and he stayed for (4) Four months out of office campaigning for the RE – RUN election.
By the special Grace of God and the support of his constituents he won the re – run election and returned to office in April 2016.

3.Barely six (6) months in office after his return,
He held his second Constituency Briefing on 26th December 2016, exactly one (1) year from the first Constituency Briefing.

4. Provided a N2.5m Starter Pack of N50,000 each to fifty (50) women across the ten (10) wards of Ibesikpo Asutan to commence stockfish (IBUOT EKPOROKO) trade.

5. Donated cash to constituents for 2016 Christmas.

6. 18/08/17 – He visited Imaobong Missionary Hospital to pay bills amounted N1.4m for all financially challenged patients that had major operations and other ailments.

7. Provided N1.2m Revolving Loan to women.

8. EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMMES

a) Ten (10) women empowered with ten (10) hairdryers, generators and other hairdressing equipment to start up their businesses.

b) Ten (10) women, one from each ward were made fashion house owners through his wife, Evangelist (Mrs.) Ememobong Aniekan Uko (IBOROAKAM Life Enhancement Programme).

c) The physically Challenged Persons are not left out because he appointed one of them as his Special Assistant on Welfare to Physically challenged persons with donations of over ten (10) Wheel Chairs to aide their movements easily

d) He has a running Education Scholarship Scheme for several students within and outside the state constituency.

e) IBOROAKAM as popularly known by all pick hospital bills for the less privileged by visiting hospitals more often.

9. FACILITATED THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS

a)Provision/Installation of transformer in Atai Nung Oku Ibesikpo Community.

b)Provision/Installation of transformer in Afaha Ikot Obio Nkan Community.

c)Provision/Installation of transformer in Ikot Obio Ofong Community.

d) Provision/Installation of transformer in Mbikpong Ikot Edim Community.

e) Provision/Installation of transformer in Owot Uta Ibesikpo Community.

f) Award of contract for the construction of the 4.32km Owot Uta-Ikot Okubo-Ikot Ekere-Ikot Udo Ekpo Road with a 30meters long bridge by the AKSG.

g) The construction of Ikot Akpabin-Nda Nsit Road to Odot by AKSG.

h) Construction of Afaha Etok – Ibom Tropicana Road(on going)

10. CONSTITUENCY PROJECTS

a) Ultra Modern City Centre at Mbikpong Ikot Edim

b) Construction of OPD at Health Center at Nung Udoe (on going)

c) Provision of Portable Water (Solar Powered) at Ndikpo Atang(completed, awaiting commissioning)

d) Building of four (4) Classroom Block at Primary Akpa Utong (Completed)

e) Renovation of four (4) Classroom Black at Primary School, Mbierebe Obio (Completed)

f) Currently building an Ultra Modern Civic Centre known as ASAN IBESIKPO to immortalize Late Chief E. O. EYO (a.k.a. EYO Uyo) at EDIAM.
Rt. Hon Elder Aniekan Uko is one lawmaker that is always seen at construction sites because of his zeal to change Ibesikpo Asutan landscape from the way he met it.

11. LAWMAKING/OVERSIGHT

a) Motion on the need to make Native Languages compulsory in both public and private Primary Schools in Akwa Ibom State.

b) Motion against the unwholesome and alleged fraudulent charges on Electricity Consumers in Akwa Ibom State by Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC).

c) Motion on the urgent need to provide Road Traffic Control Measures at Strategic Intersections and Junctions in Akwa Ibom State.

d) Motion on the need to Curb the Proliferation of Petrol/Filling Stations within Residential Buildings and places of Public Assembly.

e) Motion on Environmental Impact o Flood Water Evacuation from Uyo Metropolis and its Implications on the Health and Wellbeing of Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area and Need for Intervention.

f) Motion on Displacement of Students of Asutan Ekpe Comprehensive Secondary School, Okop Ndua Erong.

g) A Private Member Bill for a Law to make provision for Establishment and Control of Private Hospitals and other Healthcare Facilities in Akwa Ibom State.

Uko has Co-sponsored 24 Bills which many have been passed into law.

h) Akwa Ibom People hold Rt Hon Elder Aniekan Uko in high esteem because he singlehandedly opposed the #RealPropertyChargeBill on the floor of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly., this endeared him to many as he is seen and nicknamed
THE VOICE OF THE MASSES
THE PEOPLE’S LAWMAKER
THE PEOPLE’S IBOROAKAM
MR. ELOQUENT etc.
His words are oratary.
His smiles give hope to many

i) He’s leading the advocacy for government to immortalise reputable sons and daughters who gave their all for the overall struggle towards a better Akwa Ibom State which include:

i) Chief E.O.Eyo (Eyo Uyo) on State Creation

ii) Obong Sampson Udo Idiong on State Creation

iii) Barr. Amba-Wills Obong on State Creation

iv) Arc. Obong Victor Attah on Resource Control

v) Chief Godswill Akpabio (Uncommon Transformation) and many others.

Attempting to list all the achievements of this lawmaker will make this piece to be very verbose, but the major ones will be highlighted.
When the sixth Assembly was inaugurated on June 8, 2015, Providence threw this gentleman up and he was unanimously elected as Speaker. He served meritoriously on that capacity till December 2015 when the Appeal Court, its wisdom or lack of it, nullified his election. He has since returned to serve his people having recorded a landslide victory in the rerun. Presently, he serves the Assembly as Chairman, Committee on Rules, Business, Ethics and Privileges.

As Speaker, Elder Uko breathe life into the Assembly by facilitating the refurbishment of structures, exhibiting an all inclusive leadership style, catering for staff welfare etc. His flawless superintending of the Assembly affairs led to several reports, motions and bills receiving the attention they deserve. Still as Speaker, he appointed over 60 Special and Personal Assistants across the state, including S. A. on Physically Challenged Persons. It is on record that the disabled benefited from wheel chairs and other life enhancement packages.

From June 2015 till date, Ibesikpo Asutan constituents have witnessed tremendous dividends. Firstly, being a man who believes in accountability, monthly constituency briefings are held where he rub minds with his people. This is laudable because constituency briefing seems to be a rarity hereabout. Political office holders only meet the people during electioneering. So, any public official who departs from the “norm” deserves commendation.
No wonder he said in one of the House plenaries and I quote, “IN A WORKING DEMOCRACY, THE PEOPLE ARE THE MAJOR STAKEHOLDERS; THE MOMENT THEY EMBRACE, TRUST AND ACCEPT YOU TO REPRESENT THEM, YOUR SENSE OF DUTY IS TO SERVE THEM, AND SERVE THEM WELL WITH YOUR ALL AND WITHOUT FAIL”
Realizing the importance of education, he set up The Aniekan Uko Foundation. Six undergraduates studying professional courses of Law and Medicine have been issued scholarship. Several pupils studying in private nursery and secondary schools are also beneficiaries. The Foundation has been expanded to cater for more persons.

In the area of empowerment, he is a legend. Needless to mention names of persons he has empowered. These persons ranging from artisans to business men and women have affirmed that indeed, Aniekan Uko is the IBOROAKAM (answer to prayers) of the constituency. Also, through his recommendation, not less than 20 constituents have been gainfully employed.

Rt. Hon. Aniekan Uko is very accessible. Political office holders in Nigeria have seemingly inculcated the habit of shielding themselves from the people whom they purportedly represent. They even live outside their area of jurisdiction. His residence is always a Mecca. People troop in on daily basis and the lawmaker listens and help in solving their problems. His open door policy also extends to people from other constituencies and state of origin. On this, the non indigenes forum has been voicing satisfaction.

Upon returning to the House after winning the rerun election, he has carved a niche for himself as one of the cerebral representatives. His contributions during plenary always portrays him as a highly knowledgeable and matured representative.

Attempting to list all his contributions during plenary will make this piece to be too cumbersome.

It is also worth highlighting that his wife, Evangelist (Mrs.) Ememobong Aniekan Uko, has been one of the masterminds of the success story of this representation. Realizing that God is paramount, she holds a monthly prayer summit in Ibesikpo Asutan tagged ‘Gathering of Faithful Women.’ The women offer prayers to God for Nigeria, Akwa Ibom State and Ibesikpo Asutan State Constituency. This has also reignited love in the women folk.

Evang. Ememobong, in her magnanimity, has touched countless lives positively via her pet project, THE IBOROAKAM LIFE ENHANCEMENT INITIATIVE. She has donated 10 sewing machines with complete accessories to women across the constituency, opened 10 Hairdressing Saloons to women, launched an empowerment programme for 40 women worth N50,000 each totaling N 2Million Naira, Cater for nursing mothers, donates to triplets, twins and their mothers; Sets up an ultra-modern beauty saloon for a physically challenged lady, amongst others.

The life touching programmes and packages of Envangelist Ememobong was flagged-off/ presented the wife of the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel. In recognition of her antecedents, the PDP Women Forum awarded her a ‘SERVICE AWARD OF THE YEAR.’

Having attempted to summarize the giant strides of this great lawmaker, it must be stated that the points raised herein are verifiable. Concrete evidences like pictorial prove have been attached. Elder Aniekan Uko sees the mandate of his people as an opportunity to better the lives of the voters who reposed confidence in him. These and many more await the constituents even as the fourth legislative year commences.
Verily, it has been of qualitative, effective and people-oriented representation.

#IBOROAKAM
#TrademarkOfEffectiveRepresentation

(SOURCE: MEDIA DIRECTORATE, OFFICE OF MEMBER REPRESENTING IBESIKPO ASUTAN STATE CONSTITUENCY IN THE AKHA.)

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