The member representing Etinan Federal Constituency, Elder Sam Ikon has called on the Senator Bassey Albert to respect the laid down zoning arrangement of the District and honourably step down.
This he said would bring equity, justice and fairness which the People’s Democratic Party preaches and stands for, a situation the former Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly noted would give Uyo Federal constituency it’s turn at the Senate in 2019
“However I call for peace in some areas of contention, people should make sacrifices in the interest of the Party just as I have sacrificed for the interest of the Party so somebody like Senator Bassey Albert should also sacrifice for the peace of the Party by allowing Uyo Federal Constituency who’s turn it is to go for Senate and take the Senate seat. We have all contributed to the Party but the Party is of a higher interest over our individual interest and we should try and make the necessary interest, though as painful as it may be, for our Party to succeed”.
The above was contained in remarks by the Elder Sam Ikon while confirming insinuations that he has ceeded his ambition to contest for a second term to Barr Onofiok Luke.
The former Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly noted that for the People’s Democratic Party, PDP to succeed in the upcoming 2019 polls, it was imperative that stakeholders of the Party express selflessness in their decisions and be very ready to make sacrifices even of such puts them in an awkward position as long as it defines success for the Party.
Elder Ikon while speaking to our reporter via telephone interview called on Senator Bassey Albert to also sacrifice for the Party by giving in to the agitation that Uyo Federal Constituency takes it’s rightful turn at the Senate in 2019 as Itu Ibiono has already has two shots at the Senate.
This he noted would bring peace, justice and equity to the senatorial district, as also exemplified in his sacrifising his ambition for peace to reign in Etinan Federal Constituency.
It would be recalled that Elder Ikon and the Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Barr Onofiok Luke have been locked in a supremacy battle as to the contest for Etinan Federal Constituency for 2019.
Senator Bassey Albert has also faced lashesas he is touted to give Itu,Ibiono Federal Constituency a third term at the Senate, denying Uyo Federal Constituency it’s rightful slot at the Senate.