Contrary to earlier insinuations that Akwa Ibom State governor, Udom Emmanuel had influenced the re-election of Uduak Odudoh, the member-elect for Ikot Abasi/ Eastern Obolo State constituency, as he broke the record of second term membership in the state constituency, the lawmaker has said the governor had no hands in the election or re-election of any member of the House of Assembly.
Odudoh, who disclosed this in an exclusive interview with our correspondent in Uyo, said the PDP in Akwa Ibom took time to file in popular and acceptable candidates that accounted for the landslide victory they recorded against the APC in the last general elections.
On how he broke the record of returning to the House for a second term, he agreed he was the first in the state constituency, noting that he had genuine support of his people to go for a second term.
When asked to discuss his achievements so far, he said in addition to sponsorship of over eight bills on the floor of the House, he had attracted verifiable projects and infrastructure to the two sister Local Governments and has touched the lives of many people positively, especially the less privileged.
“I have built classroom blocks and renovated many in the two local governments. I have donated cars, motorcycles equipment and other vocational facilities to the needy.
I have given cash donation and educational scholarship as well as financial assistance to students. I don't want to mention names, you can verify for yourself. I have many students' school fees in my pay roll.”