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All is not well with the member representing Eket State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Mr. David Lawrence. THE INK understands.

The Assemblyman who has been going around deceiving members of his constituency that the Governor Mr. Udom Emmanuel asked him to go for a second term in the House of Assembly got the shocker of his life on Saturday 24th March, 2018 when the Akwa Ibom State Chief Executive openly disowned him during a stakeholders meeting of Eket LGA with the Governor in the Akwa Ibom State Governor’s lodge.

Mr. Udom Emmanuel who received a contingent of Eket PDP stakeholders which had in attendance the Chapter Chairman of the Party Obongiwaad Emman Mbong, the Executive Chairman of Eket LGA Frank Archibong, political leaders of Chief Nduese Essien, Professor Etie Ben Akpan, Senator Helen Esuene amongst many others openly told David Lawrence that he is not sponsoring or supporting him for any election as the next Assemblyman for Eket State constituency.

The state Governor in that meeting had expressed displeasure over the dropping his name by David Lawrence and added that if he is behind the second term ambition of David Lawrence, that he would have been going to stakeholders housed at night to appeal for them to support David Lawrence.

Governor Emmanuel said, zoning must be obeyed to the later and urged all interested aspirants from OKON zone to step up interest in the race.

He added that he will not thwart zoning for anything saying that it is through it that minority ethnic nationalities can be carried alone.

As soon as the Governor informed Eket stakeholders that he is not backing David Lawrence for a second term whatsoever, the countenance of the lawmaker dropped and his eyes became teary. Apparently a mark of confusion and disappointment on the face of a legislator whom THE INK learnt was living in deceptions always telling the people that his second term ambition has the backing of Governor Udom Emmanuel.

It could be recalled that Mr. David Lawrence who is presently running the second term of Eket-Urban after Ayang Akanimo Ayang had did a first term have been going round saying he is being backed by the Governor.

But with the position of the Governor on zoning made very clear, it appears Mr. David Lawrence will make a tactical withdrawal and surrenders the Assembly quest for OKON whose turn it is to produce a legislator come June 2019.

Meanwhile, the people of OKON have commended the outcome of the meeting with Governor.

In a chat with newsmen, a well placed political source in the area described the Governor’s position as legendary. They prayed God to bless the Akwa Ibom State Chief Executive with more wisdom for greater exploits.

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