Udeme Otong Emerges Speaker of Akwa Ibom 8th Assembly


Briga News Nigeria

Rt. Hon. Udeme Otong has been elected as the 13th Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.

Speaker Otong polled 20 votes to defeat his opponent Prince Ukpong Akpabio, member representing Essien Udim State Constituency, who polled 6 votes.

The Speaker was nominated by Rt. Hon. Effiong Johnson, member representing Mbo State Constituency.

In his acceptance speech, Speaker Udeme Otong said that he was humbled and filled with joy and gratitude to the Almighty God for this special day in his life.

He extended his sincere gratitude to his colleagues for the confidence they reposed in him.

“I wish to thank my Distinguished Colleagues for finding me fit to be elected to the office of the Speaker of this noble Assembly. I appreciate the trust and confidence reposed in me.

“I stand before you, Distinguished Colleagues and before this audience, to accept, with humility, my election and formal swearing-in as the 13th Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly. Like the Psalmist would say; “this indeed is the day the Lord has made”, he maintained.

Otong thanked the good people of Abak State Constituency with which their madates conveyed him to the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly for the second term as their representative.

“To the peace-loving people of Abak State Constituency, I appreciate you all for finding me worthy to be re-elected to this Hallowed Chamber. It goes with the saying that one must first be elected into the House of Assembly by his people before he can be elected to serve as Speaker. Your mandate therefore means so much to me and it is my prayer that God in His infinite mercy will continue to bless you all”.

For the records, Speaker Udeme Otong code named the 8th Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly – THE PRAGMATIC ASSEMBLY.




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