By Jackson Gregory
Ahead of the 2019 election, the political Elders of Ubium, in Nsit Ubium Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has risen up to affirm their support and commitment to the election of Barr Otobong Effiong Dickson, the son of Sen Effiong Bob as the next law maker for Nsit Ubium State Constituency.
Rising from a meeting with the caucus Elders in his residence, in the midst of people Numbering over 400, maintained that Barr Otobong Effiong possessed the right qualities and pedigree to move the state constituency to the next level.
One of the Elders, Elder Friday Brownson who moved a motion for the adoption of Barr Otobong’s aspiration, said they were satisfied because the house of Assembly aspirant is from a good political background and has built trust in the minds of the people in the area.
Another leader who seconded the motion reiterated that Barr Otobong Effiong who acquired his education abroad and should work towards fulfilling his promises when sworn in, pointed out that the current speaker Rt Hon Onofiok Luke, is not disappointing them.
Responding, Barr Otobong Effiong assured the people that he will do everything to ensure that Nsit Ubium State constituency are exposed to better opportunities,
Stressing that he will continue from where Rt Hon Onofiok Luke will stop.
Otobong Effiong charged the people to work together for the peace of the area, appreciated them in adopting him for state House comes 2019.
Sen Effiong Bob while reacting the adoption thanked the elders for finding his son fit for the race and declared his total support for the governor, Deac Udom Emmanuel.
In another development, a story is being circulated in the internet that Nsit Ubium has rejected the aspirations of Barr Otobong Effiong, Sen Effiong Bob while speaking with newsmen debunked the story and described it as misleading information.
The PDP ward chairman in the area, Mr Sunday Monday also debunked the information, he call on the general public to discard such propaganda and lies as there was no violence, protest or rejection of Barr Otobong Effiong,
The ward chairman maintained that everyone in the area are happy with their son, expressed gratitude to Barr Otobong Effiong who has willingly accepted to contest for Ubium state constituency seat.