…Solicits Media Support
- Unwana Assam
The immediate past commissioner for Environmental and Petroleum Resources, Barr. Ekong Sampson has solicited support from the Press Men from Eket Senatorial District where he is seeking for election as well as acknowledged that Governor Udom Emmanuel has worked very hard for Akwa Ibom as such, he deserves to be supported.
Ekong Sampson made the appeal in the Media Parley with some selected media professionals today 6th February, 2022 in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
According to him “By God’s grace, I am going to run for Senate to represent Akwa Ibom South. I have the experience. I have committed a greater part of my life to the public good. I have been a bridge builder all my life and I intend to build a bridge to enhance handshake across borders.
“The media must take the center stage in the national conversation. Journalists are respected for their intellect, wisdom, and wealth of research as such, I solicit your support.
“As a senatorial district that’s endowed, all we need is to have a representative in the senate that will be able to respect our pluralities. Given our natural resources and youths endowment, we can convert our diversities into strength. When you send quality material to the National Assembly, he will work to complement the effort of the state executive because that place is not a place for sentiment.
“From what I know, legislative needs creativity and capacity. The ability to think outside the box. To be a good senator, you must have a deep understanding of Nigeria. A lawmaker must be well vested in the formal and informal components of lawmaking. I have extensively participated in several engagements in the affairs of Nigeria and as such, I can say that I can represent you very well.
“Therefore, as journalists, history beckons on you all because it will be a thing of joy for you to have one of you in the Red Chamber so that when I do well, you say it and when I don’t do well, you also say it. See this as your campaign because when I win, we win together and when I am there, you will also be there and you will form part of the legislation through research and advocacy”.
The former AKHA also acknowledged that Governor Udom has done very well for Akwa Ibom as such, he deserves our collective support.
“I thank Udom Emmanuel very well for being a brother and mentor over the years. Having worked with him for years, I have seen the passion and love in him for the state and he means well for Akwa Ibom. He has contributed enormously to the peace we enjoy today in the state as such, I owe him gratitude for being a great instrument to my political voyage. For working very hard for the state, he deserves our support” Sampson said.
Earlier in his remarks, the Team Lead, Elder Edet Okpo acknowledged the humble disposition of Barr. Ekong Sampson for deeming it necessary to host the media professionals.
According to him “I thank you very much for your humility exhibited when you were in public service. You are an understanding statesman with unblemished records. You were never found wanting in the trinity mandate given to him by the people of Mkpat Enin to represent them in different public strata over the years.
“Having made your intention known to us today, I assure you that, we will continue to propagate as well as support the completion and succession agenda of Governor Udom Emmanuel especially now that he is most in need of our support”.