The Speaker of the 7th assembly, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey, has assured the people of Akwa Ibom State that the 7th assembly under his leadership will always endeavor to discharge its legislative duties and oversight functions with utmost compassion, diligent, honesty and integrity.
The Speaker gave the assurance through one of his social media platforms ‘Facebook’.
In a statement tagged, “Thank You is Not Enough”. Speaker Bassey appreciated the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency, Deacon Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, whom he described as a standard bearer of good governance and beacon of hope, for teaching them humility, patience, integrity, selflessness and forgiveness in the face of political intimidation and adversities.
He promised to do his very best to give the people a robust and a resounding representation.
The statement reads; ” “I am deeply humbled and honoured by your expression of confidence through support when you elected me as your representative and spokesperson in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.
‘In fact, thank you is not enough to express my profound gratitude to you all for standing by me throughout the electioneering period.
“Let me in a very special way appreciate our dynamic standard bearer of good governance, beacon of hope and the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, for teaching us humility, patience, integrity, selflessness and forgiveness in the face of political intimidation and adversities.
“I am grateful to my family, friends, well-wishers, and the PDP family for their unflinching support and most importantly God Almighty for divine guidance, protection and wisdom.
“Of a truth, power and authority comes from God and He alone gives it to the chosen. By His special grace and benevolence, I will continuously serve you.
“To members of the public who have expressed their support through congratulatory messages, calls and mails, I deeply appreciate your wishes and kind thoughts for me. Rest assured that I will not let you down.
“I feel blessed as I begin a new era of leadership and I promise not to take the confidence and mandate you have reposed in me for granted.
“I will do my very best to give you a robust and resounding representation.
“I assure you that the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly will always endeavor to discharge its legislative duties and oversight functions with utmost compassion, diligent, honesty and integrity.”
You can recalled that On Monday, June 10, 2019, Rt Hon. Aniekan Bassey, member representing Uruan State Constituency was elected Speaker of the 7th Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly. The motion for the nomination of the re-elected lawmaker was duly moved by the member representing Onna State Constituency, Rt Hon. Nse Essien and seconded by the member representing Nsit Atai State Constituency, Hon. Mark Esset and accordingly adopted by the 25 newly inaugurated members of the State House of Assembly.
Rt Hon. Aniekan Etim Bassey succeeds Rt Hon. Onofiok Luke who steered the affairs of the Assembly from 2015 as the 11th Speaker till 6th June, 2019, when the House was dissolved.