By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
Speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Mr. Onofiok Luke has described former Vice President Atiku Abubakar victory at the just concluded Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primaries in Port Harcourt as a reward for his invaluable steadfastness and sacrifices in the collective cause for a better Nigeria.
Luke who stated this in a statement in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital, also described the primaries as a well organised, transparent and free exercise worthy of emulation in order to enthrone true democracy in the Nigeria.
His words, “That he emerged victorious from that well organized, transparent, free and fair primaries clearly bespeaks of his character and serves as an open testimony to the trust and confidence which Nigerians in general and the leadership and members of the People Democratic Party in particular, have in his vision and in his capacity to lead this great country to where she rightly ought to be.
“The primaries itself which was a classical case of democratic decency by true democrats has set a standard in the history of the country and henceforth shall remain a paragon to other political parties and politicians.
“Because the process of his emergence to fly the ever strong and accommodating umbrella of the PDP in the 2019 general elections was very thorough to the envy and admiration of all, the choice of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar could never be a mistake.
“It is indeed a reward for his invaluable steadfastness, sacrifices, entrepreneurial acumen and patriotism in the collective cause of Nigeria, emancipation and empowerment of the youth, and sustainable Democracy.
“Let me use this medium to assure His Excellency of our prayers, commitments and solidarity to all that shall be done to see him and the our great party in Aso Rock come 2019”, Barr. Onofiok stated.