As part of his preparation to represent Uyo Senatorial District in the National Assembly, the Senate hopeful, Usenobong Akpabio has consulted Uruan Traditional Rulers Council.
The consultation took place at the palace of the paramount ruler of Uruan, Edidem Cosmas Nkanga.
Akpabio told the monarchs that he did not come to tell them who he is, as they already know him, having represented them for eight good years in the State Assembly.
He informed the royal fathers that he has fulfilled all the constitutional and party requirements to represent Uyo Senatorial District in the National Assembly come 2023.
He stressed that it will be improper to move to primaries without receiving blessings from the royal fathers, requesting the monarchs to speak up and send right people to different positions of authority.
He added that his consistent aspiration is to have opportunity to give Uyo Senatorial District quality representation that will drive development to people at the grassroots.
Responding on behalf of Uruan Traditional Rulers Council, the paramount ruler of Uruan, Edidem Cosmas Nkanga, appreciated Akpabio for recognizing the power and role of TRC in leadership.
He recounted Akpabio’s kindness to him beyond the cycle of politics, adding that his relationship with Usenobong Akpabio has yielded positive result in his life.
He equally narrated the good gesture of Akpabio while he was representing Uruan State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly, noting that he performed creditably as a legislator.
He also extolled Akpabio for his contributions towards grassroots development and human empowerment.
Also the village head of Ibikpe Uruan, Chief Ikpong, commended Akpabio’s vision for Uyo Senatorial District and prayed for his success in the upcoming PDP primaries.
At the consultation, Uruan Traditional Rulers Council prayed for and adopted Usenobong Akpabio as the best and preferred Uruan son that will give Uyo Senatorial District and Akwa Ibom State effective representation at the Nigerian Senate come 2023.
The TRC accordingly handed over their son to the campaign team.