Otong emerges Speaker Akwa Ibom Assembly
Honourable Udeme Otong of Abak state constituency, Honourable has been elected as Speaker of the 8th Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.
Otong who was nominated alongside with Prince Ukpong Akpabio of Essien Udim state constituency was elected by 20 out of 26 members-elect to emerge as Speaker of the House.
Also KufreAbasi Edidem of Itu state consituency has been elected deputy Speaker of the House.
Interestingly both are second term Lawmakers, while Prince Ukpong Akpabio is a first timer.
In an inaugural speech, Otong thanked his colleagues for their support which, he said, saw him emerge as the speaker.
He said that the members had placed a big responsibility on his shoulders and solicited for their support and cooperation to succeed.
He also urged them and the people of the state to cooperate with the new administration to move the state forward.