Unfolding events at the newly inaugurated 9th National Assembly is a confirmation of the fact that a golden fish has no hiding place, an uncommon Lawmaker, a rare asset and pacesetter from Akwa Ibom State extraction in the 9th Assembly elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) with the mandate of Represent Etinan, Nsit Ubium, Nsit Ibom Federal Constituency in person of Rt. Hon. (Barr) Onofiok Luke has so far occupied the centre stage in the smooth takeoff of the 9th NASS, fulcrum where activities therein revolves towards common National interest and development.
It could vividly be recalled that prior Inauguration of the 9th Assembly 11th June 2019, Rt. Hon. (Barr.) Onofiok Luke was appointed as leader of the first time Lawmakers by his colleagues comprising entire opposition Parties being the unanimous position of the leadership of such Paries as reflected in the emergence of the Leadership of both the Green and Red Chambers through a by-Partisan synergy whose monumental effort aided the emergence of the Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and the Deputy Speaker Rt. Hon. Idris Ahmed Wase.
While addressing his constituents, friends, supporters, fans at the Grace land Park Wuse 2 at the Federal Capital territory, venue for the reception ceremony after being sworn in at the National Assembly Chambers, Barr. Onofiok Luke thanked and promised them effective representation, he made it known he contested election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic party PDP that he “remain a full blooded member of the Party.”
The MP seized the opportunity to clear the air appertaining the motive behind his acceptance of the role leading his first timer colleagues in support of an opposition candidate for Speakership which according to him such was not for self aggrandizement but building synergy for Nation building, full development of Maritime Academy Oron, necessary support to Ibom Air in the aviation sector, also necessary support by the ruling Party for the success of the visionary leadership of His Excellency Governor Udom Emmanuel was the priority.
While speaking further Barr. Onofiok made it known the possibility of bringing over fifty thousand constituents of Etinan, Nsit Ubium, Nsit Ibom Federal Constituency which he ably represent to his formal Inauguration at the Federal Capital territory was likeneth to the Cow passing through the eye of a niddle due to enormous resources required that selection to the FCT was done on Representatives capacity of five Elders per Local Government Area. The MP made it known a planned “thank you event/reception” in his Federal Constituency is in the offing, to be held at the headquarters of the Federal Constituency Etinan, designed with the capacity of accommodating all, an event which will give room for setting, presentation of his agenda to his Constituents also gathering input from same for an effective Representation.