NSE “INDOMITABLE” ESSIEN PRESENTS FRUIT OF DEMOCRACY
* GETS ENDORSEMENT FROM ELECTORATES.
– TOROBONG EKPO
The Lawmaker representing Onna State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Hon. NSE ESSIEN has doled out 8cars, 18 mini buses, 30 motorcycles, 15 hair dressing and 10 barbing saloon equipments, 3 deep freezers, 2 wheel Chairs and one tricycle carrier to natives of his constituency.
The MP who since 2015 has been paying 10,000 naira monthly empowerment grant to 59 youths across all the villages in Onna Local Government Area added 50,000 naira to 24 people and 20,000 naira to 113 women as business support empowerment fund.
The beneficiaries of the gestures cut across ELDERS, Youths, Students, women, physically challenged as well as Jesters popularly known as SHOW BOYS, as they went home with two motorcycles.
In a well attended second Constituency Briefing and empowerment of the lawmaker, held at the AME Zion primary school, Ikot UDO Essang, the hometown of Late Clement Isong, the Legislator known mostly as INDOMITABLE commended the Governor of the state and other stakeholders for giving him a platform to serve the people of Onna.
He enumerated the number of his lead sponsors Bills in the assembly as three namely; Law to establish state Sport Development Funds and other matters, Law to provide and regulate the duties and Liabilities of Innkeepers, Hotel Prosperities and law to establish the building and civil engineering construction materials quality control centre in Akwa Ibom State.
Aside from moving a motion for the construction of Akpatek-Ikwe Odio road, abolition of the citing of Nuclear PLANT in Akwa Ibom State, Otuekong revealed that within three years in office he has moved 4 more motions including Motion for the completion of Akwa Ibom State tenure as Managing Director of NDDC , which governor Udom Emmanuel had earlier advocated for.
While soliciting support from the electorates for the re-election of Governor Udom Emmanuel , Indomitable pledged to continually provide dividend of Democracy to his constituent as at when due.
He noted that aside from bills and motions, he has also co-sponsored 19 bills since assumption of office.
In his remark, representative of the state governor , Pa. Moses Ekpo commended the Onna State Constituency representative for providing succour and dividend of Democracy to the people and described Peoples Democratic Party as a cooler where no one could avoid to leave and jump into fire.
In their separate remarks, the state chairman and Secretary of PDP, Obong Paul Ekpo and Mr. Harrison Ekpo respectively said that the representation of the lawmaker “has made the PDP very powerful in the state” and urged him to keep the flag flying.
The speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Barr. Onofiok Luke had portrayed the Onna State Constituency representative as an Oracle noting that, his contribution in the hallowed chamber was breath-taking.
The Eket Federal Representative Rt. Hon. OWOIDEHE EKPOATAI described the lawmaker as an asset adding that he has added value to the administration of the present government.
” Otuekong Nse Essien has added value to the government of Udom Emmanuel and I am sure the governor values assets. Otuekong, you are an asset.” She claimed.
Speaking, the Chairman of Onna Local Government Area, Hon. Imo Attat maintained that the stakeholders of the area are of the opinion that the Otuekong should recontest.
” The ELDERS and principle stakeholders of Onna Local Government Area have painstakenly selected Hon. NSE ESSIEN for a Second term in AKHA come 2019 since his achievement for the past three years has been unprecedented ” he disclosed.
The commissioner for Works, Mr. Ephraim INYANG in his reaction pledged to support Otuekong Nse Essien .
“As you continue to empower the people of Onna Indo you have our support.” He vowed.
The Onna Chapter Chairman of PDP, Barr. Ubong Adiakpan commended the gesture of the MP and recalled how the lawmaker had released prisoners by paying off bills of 50 prison inmate for the past three years, organized annual Prison football for inmate as well as provide food items for the prisoners.
He stressed the decision of the party to abide by the quest of the electorates towards the re-election of Hon. NSE ESSIEN.
” We are not unaware of the increasing clamour of the good people of Onna State Constituency for you to return to the House of Assembly in 2019. As party , popular for its democratic credentials, we, as party cannot or be seen to stand in the way of the people. In democracy, it is the will of the people that is paramount” He said.
Highlight of the occasion was a minute silence in honour of Late Clement Isong and purchase of nomination for of Hon. NSE ESSIEN by Federated Onna Students.