Beneficiary of the house, Anietie Sunday Udoekong.

By Abasifreke Effiong

The member representing Uyo/Ibesikpo Asutan/Nsit Atai/Uruan in the House of Representatives, Engr. Michael Enyong has donated a two bedroom bungalow to one of his constituents who is physically challenged.

Enyong said the welfare and interest of his constituents will remain paramount in his contributions in the national assembly.

The federal lawmaker who stated this on Thursday 26th December, at Ikot Ebre, a community in Ibesikpo Asutan local government area when he handed over a two bedroom bungalow he built for a physically challenged person Mr. Sunday Anietie Udoekong, said his representation at the national assembly will remain people-centred.

He said he met the beneficiary of the house, Udoekong, at the annual PDP meeting in Ibesikpo Asutan on 26th December 2018 and was moved by his passion for the party despite being physically challenged, hence he promised to build a two bedroom flat for him.

Engr. Michael Enyong, donates house to physically challenged person in Ibesikpo Asutan Photo of the two bedroom bungalow at Ikot Ebre, Ibesikpo Asutan local government area, donated by Engr. Michael Enyong.

Enyong who is the chairman committee on solid minerals in the House of Representatives also donated one million naira each to five indigenes of Ibesikpo Asutan local government area as part of his constituency reach out in the yuletide.

Beneficiaries of the largess were, Madam Mfonobong Jackson Ekanem, Imaobong Friday, Eteidung Edem Moses, Ntiedo Ben and Etop Jonathan.

Making the donation at the Prince Uwem Ita Etuk’s farm house during the end-of-year convention of the PDP in Ibesikpo Asutan, the lawmaker lauded members of the party for their support during the last election.

Prince Uwem Ita Etuk, the host of the annual party meet congratulated the beneficiaries of the house and the cash donation made by the lawmaker and encouraged them to remain resolute in their support for the PDP.

Etuk said the annual political assemblage at his farm house which started 16 years ago through few concerned members of the PDP in Ibesikpo Asutan who saw the need to stage an end-of-year get- together of the party tagged “Ibesikpo Asutan PDP convention”, has helped to unify members of the party in the local government.

“From when we started this meeting, every year has had its own good story. The constant thing has been that during this annual political convention, political edification usually takes place, that is why people don’t stay away.”

Prince Uwem Ita Etuk who is a former state chairman of the PDP in Akwa Ibom said the annual meeting has helped to lift many members of the party out of poverty through the different phases of empowerment programmes done each year and thanked those who have contributed over the years towards the success of the event.

He encouraged members of the party to keep up their support to the governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel and other public officers elected on the platform of the party.

Michael Enyong donates house to PWD Engr. Michael Enyong (second from right) turning to acknowledge cheers from the crowd during the commissioning of the house, flanked by his wife,Mrs. Mary-Grace Enyong, Prince Uwem Ita Etuk (left) and Elder Aniekan Uko, member representing Ibesikpo Asutan in the Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly.<

Meanwhile, the beneficiary of the two bedroom bungalow, Anietie Sunday Udoekong told The Dune how his journey to becoming a house owner started.

“I am a member of PDP. My redemption came at Uwem Ita Etuk’s house. I have deep interest for politics and I have strived not to miss any political event within my local government, provided I have information. So on the 26th December 2018, I attended the PDP convention at Prince Uwem Ita Etuk’s house, during that event a song was played so I danced to it, so my House of Assembly member, Elder Aniekan Uko was moved, so he promised to give me a wheelchair and Mike Enyong, my House of Reps member promised to build a house for me.

“The wheelchair Aniekan Uko promised is what I’m sitting on now. Today, Engr. Mike Enyong has built and handed over this house to me. I say may God bless him and his family”, Udoekong narrated.