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ESD 2019: Dr Esio Oquong Udo Declares Interest For Senate



  • Consults Eket Senatorial District Elders Forum

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In the build up to the 2019 general election, a two term House of Representative member, Dr. Esio Oquong Udoh has declared his interest to vie for the Eket Senatorial District sit in the National Assembly.

Dr. Esio who represented Oron Federal Constituency in the National Assembly between 1999-2006), yesterday made his interest known while consulting Eket Senatorial District Elders Forum in the country home of Chief Nduese Essien, a fomer minister of the Federal republic in Ikot Ibiok, Eket Local Government.

The medical doctor turned politician said he has penchant for public services and wants to serve his people to deliver dividends to them before his demise.

He stated that since the man with the Eket senatorial district mandate in the National Assembly has gone AWOL, leaving the place vacant, he finds himself so credible with the requisite representation knowledge needed to give the district effective representation in the Red chambers.

If you want someone to hit the ground running, I am the one you need. I know where to knock the doors and things will start happening

Dr. Esio reminisced his public insert while in the house of representative to be that of patriotism, humanitarianism and was never found wanting while rendering services for the people.

“As a house of representative member, I awarded scholarships to the students, built market for villages to thrive their sales, repaired classroom blocks for students and pupiIs, also gave 23 villages light; from orita to idung afia, etc.”

” I want to replicate what I have done for my people at home in the senatorial capacity” He added.

He urged the elders not to take his experiences for granted as it will be required while discharging his services to the senatorial district.

Speaking on behalf of the 3 Federal Constituencies that constitute the senatorial district, Prof. Esu who spoke on behalf of Oron Federal Constituency said the Oronians is not known for sponsoring bad products.

Esu said that Dr. Esio who doubles as his political leader is trusted and won’t be found wanting if given to represent the senatorial district.

Dr. Udonsak, one of the G22 member who spoke for Eket Federal Constituency said he knows Dr. Esio Oquong to be a compendium of Eket Senatorial district.

Udonsak said he trust his judgment that Dr. Esio will perform well if given a chance.

Rt.Hon. Francis Uduyok, member representing Ikot Abasi Federal Constituency while speaking on behalf of his people said, the consultation is just the first point of call, and he believes that at the appropriate time, the elders will gather to make decisions.

Reacting on the visitation, Chief Nduese Essien applauded Dr. Esio Oquong Udoh, whom he referred to as his brother for bringing himself and willing to serve.

He stated further that the message from Dr. Esio is very clear, and as someone that is conversant, there is no doubt of his service delivery if he emerges as the district’s senator.

He assured him that the message he brought has been heard and at the appropriate time, decisions will be made.


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