Finally hope returns to Ukanafun/Oruk Anam Federal Constituency
… as Mr Unyime Idem receives certificate of return.
By Emma Akpabio
The Hope of having an effective representation has finally returned to the people of Ukanafun/ Oruk Anam federal constituency, as Mr Unyime Idem, the member- elect for the national assembly seat of the area, receives certificate of return today.
Shortly after all Senators – elect received theirs, Mr Idem, alongside other nine federal House of representative members – Elect from Akwa Ibom State were officially issued with a certificate of return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at African hall, international Conference Centre Abuja on Thursday, March 14, 2019.
Interestingly, the ten members – elect from Akwa Ibom State were all candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Chairman of Independent Electoral Commission – Prof Mahmood Yakubu while making the certificate presentation, disclosed that the Commission would begin work on post election review for the 2019 elections and road map to 2023.
The victory of Mr Idem at the last National assembly election is described many, as a victory over ineffective representation in the Constituency. With the certificate of return officially received, the tele communication Boss is set to retire the incumbent member – Rt Hon Emmanuel Ukoette, whose 8 years stay at the National Assembly has been viewed with mixed feelings.
Recall that the MD and CEO of Idems Ultimate, polled a total of 57,443 while his closest rival Ukoette of the All Progressive Congress, got 17,199 votes, winning with more than 40,000 votes.
The PDP runner up for the Ukanafun /Oruk Anam federal constituency seat – Deacon Ndiana-Abasi Nana Udom, other Political Leaders, Women and youth leaders and supporters of UnyimeAbasi project were in Abuja to witness the ceremony.