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Akwa Ibom 2023: Group tips Onofiok Luke as Gov. Emmanuel’s successor; Thumbs down Eno

Hon. Onofiok Luke

Dennis Udoma
National Political and Economic Discourse Group has enjoined the House of Representatives Committee Chairman on Judiciary, Mr Onofiok Luke, not to be bothered by Governor Udom Emmanuel’s endorsement of Pst Umo Eno as his successor in 2023, saying that, Akwa Ibom people know who they want.

The group in a statement issued to newsmen in Uyo on Wednesday, by Dr. Jack Ekeng, said the endorsement was programmed to make Luke lose focus, but expressed delight that instead of decelerating, Luke’s issue-based popularity has continued to soar, making him the most acceptable gubernatorial aspirant in the state at the moment.

According to him, “You cannot decree experience to exist. Of all the aspirants in the state so far, only Rt. Hon Onofiok can be said to be the most experienced having led the legislature at the highest level in the state and even fought to preserve democracy that was seriously threatened then.

“Moving to the national level, he has not played a second fiddle even though he belongs to the opposition PDP. It takes a person with deep socio-political mastery to be chairman of a powerful committee as the judiciary even as a first termer in the National Assembly.

“That’s why the youth, elders and women all over the state root for him as the only detribalised politician with the ability to pull the state out of the current socio- economic and political quagmire and return us to the part of progress, human capital development and socio-national integration currently lacking.”

He appealed to the youth to maintain their support for Luke, describing him as one of their own. Ekeng maintained that, it was time to also try the youthful population at the highest level of managing the state’s affairs.

“We have tried the elders and they did their best. But their best was not good enough due to the fact that most of their programmes did not resonate with the teeming youthful population of the state.

“We cannot subject this state again to gerontocracy when we have young but experienced professionals eagerly willing to serve. We thank God that someone like Rt.Hon. Onofiok Luke agreed to join the race. He is the only person for now that deserves our votes and we’ll do everything possible that come June 12, 2023, Luke would assume office as our next governor. ”

He said having listened to other aspirants, he has come to understand that Luke is the only one that really understands the needs of all sectors and segments of Akwa Ibom State.

“It would be a great disservice to humanity if we as a people sell our birthright on the altar of assumed government candidate instead of displaying the independent and intellectual mindedness that Akwa Ibomites all over the world have been known for”, he stated.

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