A member of the House of Representatives representing Ukomonafun/Oruk Anom Federal Constituency in Akwa Ibom State, Hon. Emmanuel Ukoette, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will take over power in the state in 2019 and as well liberate the people of Akwa Ibom.
Ukoette, who defected to APC on Wednesday from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), disclosed this yesterday when he visited the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, in his office in Abuja.
“I came to formally inform you that I have decamped from the PDP to APC. I have decided to join you to liberate our state, and ensure that Akwa Ibom state takes it prominent position within the comity of states in the mainstream of politics.
“Needless of telling you that come 2019, the APC shall surely take over the reigns of leadership in Akwa Ibom state. That is established already, and I want to use this medium to pledge my unalloyed, unadulterated and unmitigated loyalty to Mr. President and his policies which we have seen as a panacea to the humdrum existence for which the PDP government had left Nigeria,” Ukoette said.
The lawmaker called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to renege on his promise to fight corruption, saying that “corruption is one hydra-headed monster capable of dissipating any effort this nation makes in order to find its prominent place within the comity of nations.”
Responding, Senator Enang welcomes Ukoette to the APC family, noting that Akwa Ibom state is one of the greatest beneficiaries from the government of President Buhari.
“He has given us the minister for Budget and National Planning, who is like the Coordinating Minister of the entire economy, working under the leadership of the Vice President and the President.
“He has given us my office as the Senior Special Assistant to him on National Assembly Matters, given us the oil and gas free zone, given us our seat in the population commission, given us the leadership of Niger Delta Development Commission and a lot of other matters to come. This is a good sign of a magnanimous leader, and am glad that Akwa Ibom people are embracing the government in all its ramifications,” Enang said.