By Our Correspondent
The Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Hon. John Gaul Lebo has urged Obudu people to support their kinsmen in public office.
He gave the charge recently during the thanksgiving service of the member representing Obudu State Constituency in the Cross River State House of Assembly, Hon. Stephen Ukpukpen, at the Roman Catholic Church, Bedia, Obudu L.G.A.
Hon. Lebo who emphasized that leadership transcends the provision of basic amenities also said that genuine commitment and selflessness towards the drive and vision of sustaining the gains of democracy as evident in the life of Hon. Ukpukpen.
Reiterating the governor’s commitment to making Obudu a first class city, the Speaker said both Senator Ben Ayade and the Hon Stephen Ukpukpen were strategic to the development of the area, hence the need for constituents to pray for them.
Earlier, the celebrant Hon. Ukpukpen thanked God and his constituents for giving him the second mandate, intimating that his stewardship included ensuring the tarring of Ohong road and the inclusion for renovation of Bedia Commercial Secondary School in the 2016 Budget.
The member who chairs the Public Accounts Committee of the House said that his office was open for all and pledged to continually represent the interest of his constituents.
Highlight of the occasion was the commissioning of the constituency office and inspection of the abattoir at the mechanic village as part of his constituency projects.
Present at the event were members of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Chief of Staff to the governor, Hon Martin Orim, Commissioners and other public office holders; PDP stalwarts and supporters amongst others.
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