Akwa Ibom - Dr Anny Asikpo,
a publisher of educational materials in Akwa Ibom, has secured the ticket of
the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) for the House of Representatives
elections in the state.
Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in
Ikot Ekpene, Asikpo said that he was motivated by the need to improve the
socio-economic status of his constituents.
He said that his people of Ikot Ekpene Federal Constituency
had not fared well over the years in terms of human development.
“I want to prove that a representative is solely a servant
leader who is sensitive to the needs of his people.
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“I want to be their voice and represent their collective
interests,” Asikpo promised.
He said if elected, he would give priority to skills
acquisition, educational and youth development.
Asikpo, who is also a philanthropist, urged the people of
the area to remember how he had rendered selfless service to them in the past
even without being in elected office.
He also advised them to vote conscientiously for the right
NAN recalls that in 2011, Asikpo contested for the Akwa Ibom
North West Senatorial seat on the platform of the defunct Congress for
Progressive Change (CPC) but lost to the PDP candidate.