Uduak Odudoh: Nurturing A Strong Political Accord
In every man are embedded great, credible and rare traits of success immeasurable. It all depends on how, means and utmost desire you intend fashioning it out to attain maximum, premium and lasting value. It’s a matter of choice though.
I personally have not done this for quite a while now because, I can’t possibly enumerate all the strides, achievements and highpoint successes of my boss, Governor Udom Emmanuel in just two years and ongoing, but I am doing this piece for a man I know and have been fully convinced, means well for the people of Ikot Abasi/Easten Obolo State Constituency as their true representative.
Uduak Alphonsus Odudoh means well too and desires the smooth running of the Udom Emmanuel administration and that, he has concretely confirmed through his grassrooted affinity, comments, rally for support, consultations, human empowerment initiative and convincing landmark showcasing of the activities and programmes of the administration. I see in him a dependable partner in progress, an ally worth kept and a community patriot at home with his people.
Few weeks ago, I sauntered into his domain and constituency without any prior notice and what I saw pulled out goose pimples in me, leaving me perceptually imagining this rare specie of a politician, home boy, community mobilizer and core friend of his people. In just a twinkle of an eye in his country home without giving notice, he was around, thick and mammoth crowd gathered to welcome him across and beyond party affiliation. It was indeed a glorious sight to behold. That indeed convinced me far above all that he commands a large army of compatriots. I see in Uduak Odudoh the passion, desire and utmost determination to serve his people beyond mere quest of being a House member.
Rt. Hon. Uduak Odudoh is indeed a political capital. Having sojourned through the political dynasty of Ikot Abasi as Councillor representing Ikpa Nnung Assang 1 in 2003 during Obong Victor Attah’s regime, he attended Regina Coeli College, Ikot Abasi. He is a native of Essene.
He contested in 2015 for the ticket of Ikot Abasi/Eastern Obolo State Constituency and won convincingly. He is currently the Chairman, House Committee on Labour and Productivity in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly (AKHA).
Uduak has reached out benevolently to his constituents, reason they all hold him in high esteem, regards and as a jewel of inestimable value. Doles out numerous scholarships to Ikot Abasi students of various school cadre. He facilitated many and bountiful employment opportunities to his constituents, sponsored bills on the floor of the House, notably among them is the College of Art and Science Bill aimed at upgrading the long standing institution to a polytechnic status, and will further be referred to as Akwa Ibom College of Arts, Science and Technology, Nnung Ukim in Ikono LGA.
He has also impacted his people through infrastructural projects through the Inter-Ministerial Direct Labour Initiative of Government.
A forth night, he assisted some of his constituents and PDP faithful with generating sets to help boost their businesses, and has as well assisted a couple of them who had challenges and immediate needs, school fees, financial assistance and lots more in tune of millions.
In a season where chunks of his colleagues are engaging their constituents through constituency briefing and empowerment ceremonies, Rt. Hon. Uduak Odudoh was already in the business of getting back, relating and attending to the welfare of his people right from the onset, an indication that he already knew them too well before now and they too are well accommodated with him time immemorial.
Right on great community mobilizer and strong pillar of the Udom Emmanuel new Akwa Ibom Project. This is your season!
Pat Reuben is a Strategic Media Analyst, writes in from Awantong, Etinan.