The leading aspirant for the Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District seat in the National Assembly come 2023, MrAkaninyene Eyo, has promised to sponsor bills that would change the socio-economic status of the district and the state for the better.
Eyo, a former member of the House of Representatives, told the chancellor of Ibom Patriots and Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ini Local Government Area, Chief Bassey Inuaeyen, during a consultation visit on him that already he has two bills in his kitty and that it would not take him up to one month to lay it on the floor of the Senate, if given the mandate.
He reiterated that the Senate was not a place for green horns but a reverred Chamber where ranking, cognitive experience, capacity, contact and connection count a lot.
Eyo, maintained that, if given the mandate, he would enter the Red Chamber as a ranking officer with all the rights and privileges that would have ripple beneficial effects on his constituents, the constituency and state at large.
The Senate hopeful said he would replicate and improve upon his performances at the Lower Chamber in terms of legislation and law making, oversight, infrastructural provision and empowerment. He promised that if given the mandate, he would use his good offices to bring to fruition the construction of Nkariroad and provision of other amenities in Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency.
He thanked Inuaeyen for receiving him and his campaign trainand appealed to him to use his good offices and position to guide delegates from his area to vote for him. At the residence of MrGodwill Umoh, a former commissioner, former legal adviser of the State Working Committee of the PDP and one of the leaders of Ikono Local Government Area, Eyo called on delegates from the senatorial district to shun sentiments and give their votes to an aspirant who would represent them with humility and decorum.
“My leader, if you give me the mandate to Senate, I want to promise you that my shoulder would not be higher than my head; I’ll not create an empire to become an emperor; I’ll represent you with humility, respect and modesty,” Eyo pledged.
The duo, Inuaeyen and Umoh, in their separate speeches, commended Eyo on his issues-based campaign, urging him to keep the tempo.
They also advised him to seek God in his aspiration while promising to take his messages home.