IN MY MISSION STATEMENT OF 2014 WHEN I DECLARED MY INTENTION TO CONTEST THE 2015 HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ELECTION.
I SAID :
“May I in all humility, thank all those who have commented on my posts in the social media on my intent to run for the seat of Ibesikpo Asutan in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly come 2015.
In matters concerning politics, one’s ideological orientation is very critical.
I am socialised in a culture of service, humility and fellow – feeling, those who have had any dealing with me can attest to this.
In the past I have campaigned for so many including the incumbent House of Assembly member (i.e. the Person that served before me) which I was the Director General of his Campaign, therefore I can vividly without any fear of contradiction say; I understand the Political terrain of Ibesikpo Asutan more than every other person that is willing to join the race.
I promise my constituents of robust legislative engagements that shall be classified as EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION,
Oversight functions of a legislator is a part I’m very familiar with as a former councillor, human empowerment and constituency briefings I understand its tenates, and I know it’s one thing that will be bringing me closer to my people even as I live with them.
I will represent you as a Statesman.
Let me be very clear on this; the difference between a statesman and a politician is that, “A politician places people at his service, while a statesman is a one who places himself at the service of the people”.
I am for Service therefore I will represent you as Statesman.
This is my humble pledge when given the mandate to serve.
I will administer Ibesikpo Asutan as a Statesman not like a politician.
I believe that service rendered to people in humility is the utmost good and that is what is known as EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION”
I am your IBOROAKAM……..Just believe!!!
(This Statement was made by Rt. Hon. (Elder) Aniekan Uko on the 15th day of October, 2014)
Culled from Aniekan Uko’s Facebook page.
TODAY, IBESIKPO ASUTAN PEOPLE, I WANT YOU TO JUDGE ME BASED ON MY “MISSION STATEMENT” OF 2014 DURING MY DECLARATION OF INTENT TO RUN THE 2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS
SCORECARD OF THE PROMISE KEEPER.
1. I live in and go to the Parliament from my village, Mbikpong Ikot Edim.
I have not relocated knowing too well it will be total disconnect from my people.
2. I had my first Constituency Briefing exactly six (6) months into office (8th June 2015 – 26th December 2015). At the first Constituency Briefing on 26th December 2015, I doled out to my constituents:
a) Eight (8) Toyota Corolla
3. b) Two (2) SUVs Lexus RX330 Jeeps
c) One (1) Toyota Camry (Big for nothing)
d) Twenty (20) Motorcycles
e) Cash donations.
It’s Important to note that the Appeal Court in Abuja nullified my election on the 15th of December, 2015 and I stayed for (4) Four months out of office campaigning for the RE – RUN election.
By the special Grace of God and the support of my constituents I won the re – run election and returned to office in April 2016.
3.Barely six (6) months in office after my return,
I held my second Constituency Briefing on 26th December 2016, exactly one (1) year from the first Constituency Briefing.
4. I Provided a N2.5m Starter Pack of N50,000 each to fifty (50) women across the ten (10) wards of Ibesikpo Asutan to commence stockfish (IBUOT EKPOROKO) trade.
5. Donated cash to constituents for 2016 Christmas.
6. 18/08/17 – Visited Imaobong Missionary Hospital to pay bills for all financially challenged patients that had major operations and other ailments.
7. 20/08/17 – Provided N1.2m Revolving Loan to women.
8. EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMMES
a) Ten (10) women empowered with ten (10) hairdryers, generators and other hairdressing equipment to start up their businesses.
b) Ten (10) women, one from each ward were made fashion house owners through my wife, Evangelist (Mrs.) Ememobong Aniekan Uko (IBOROAKAM Life Enhancement Programme).
c) The physically Challenged Persons are not left out because I appointed one of them as my Special Assistant on Welfare to Physically challenged persons with donations of over ten (10) Wheel Chairs to aide their movements easily
d) I have a running Education Scholarship Scheme for several students within and outside my state constituency.
9. FACILITATED THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS
a)Provision/Installation of transformer in Atai Nung Oku Ibesikpo Community.
b)Provision/Installation of transformer in Afaha Ikot Obio Nkan Community.
c)Provision/Installation of transformer in Ikot Obio Ofong Community.
d) Provision/Installation of transformer in Mbikpong Ikot Edim Community.
e) Provision/Installation of transformer in Owot Uta Ibesikpo Community.
f) Award of contract for the construction of the 4.32km Owot Uta-Ikot Okubo-Ikot Ekere-Ikot Udo Ekpo Road with a 30meters long bridge by the AKSG.
g) The construction of Ikot Akpabin-Nda Nsit Road to Odot by AKSG.
h) Construction of Afaha Etok – Ibom Tropicana Road(on going)
10. CONSTITUENCY PROJECTS
a) Ultra Modern City Centre at Mbikpong Ikot Edim
b) Construction of OPS at Health Center at Nung Udoe Ibesikpo (on going) to be completed and commissioned on or before end of April 2017.
c) Provision of Portable Water (Solar Powered) at Ndikpo Atang(completed, awaiting commissioning)
d) Building of four (4) Classroom Block at Primary School, Akpan Utong (Completed, awaiting commissioning)
e) Renovation of four (4) Classroom Black at Primary School, Mbierebe Obio (Commissioned)
a) Motion on the need to make Native Languages compulsory in both public and private Primary Schools in Akwa Ibom State.
b) Motion against the unwholesome and alleged fraudulent charges on Electricity Consumers in Akwa Ibom State by Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC).
c) Motion on the urgent need to provide Road Traffic Control Measures at Strategic Intersections and Junctions in Akwa Ibom State.
d) Motion on the need to Curb the Proliferation of Petrol/Filling Stations within Residential Buildings and places of Public Assembly.
e) Motion on Environmental Impact o Flood Water Evacuation from Uyo Metropolis and its Implications on the Health and Wellbeing of Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area and Need for Intervention.
f) Motion on Displacement of Students of Asutan Ekpe Comprehensive Secondary School, Okop Ndua Erong.
g) A Private Member Bill for a Law to make provision for Establishment and Control of Private Hospitals and other Healthcare Facilities in Akwa Ibom State.
h) I singlehandedly opposed the #RealPropertyChargeBill on the floor of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.
i) I am leading the advocacy for government to immortalise reputable sons and daughters who gave their all for the overall struggle towards a better Akwa Ibom State which include:
i) Chief E.O.Eyo (Eyo Uyo) on State Creation
ii) Obong Sampson Udo Idiong on State Creation
iii) Barr. Amba-Wills Obong on State Creation
iv) Arc. Obong Victor Attah on Resource Control
v) Chief Godswill Akpabio (Uncommon Transformation) and many others.
12. My dear wife, Evangelist Ememobong Aniekan Uko holds a monthly Prayer Summit for Ibesikpo Asutan women, give scholarships to students too and also pick 3 women every month on her “IBOROAKAM LIFE ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME” with the sum of N50,000 each to start Businesses of their own.
That’s my account of stewardship so far!
“Res Ipsa Loquto” (the injury speaks for itself)
I want to end here for now by saying IBESIKPO ASUTAN PEOPLE,
Your Faith is my faith,
Your Dream is my dream,
That together we can make IBESIKPO ASUTAN the envy of the state.
I pray for God’s Grace to do more for my people.