2019: Robinson Uwak launches a crusade on Oro project, May declare for Governor

Joseph Atainyang, Uyo

The Akwa Ibom gubernatorial race for the fast approaching 2019 election has taken a fresh tole as a former Member, Oron Federal Constituency, Hon. Robinson Uwak has launched a crusade, projecting the interest of Oro Nation, the third largest ethnic nationality in the State.

In a proverbial twist on his Facebook timeline Wednesday, Uwak ignited the rational minds of his people when he said Oro’s interest should be paramount in all political offices as it pertains to the 2019 election.

His words, “A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where do they live? I don’t care who you support for the office, just show me Oro’s interest.”

The post which has gone viral on the social media, following multiples of shares and likes, has witnessed great attraction and solidarity from Oro people who have called on the fearless Uduonyi Oro (Hope of Oro people) to step forward and declare for the post of Governor in the forthcoming general elections.

While expressing sadness that lack of personality in Uwak’s mold has compelled Oro people to accept poor representations in the present politics, the patriots upheld that Uwak remains the Moses who must rise to take the Oro race to a promised land.

It could be recalled that Robinson Uwak had on January 16, 2018 took to Facebook, his message of warm felicitations, in which he congratulated the newly appointed Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, where he noted that such was a conscious move to restore the pride of the Oro people in the State through the emergence of an Oro son as Governor.

Hear him, “I consider the appointment of Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem as Secretary to the Government of Akwa Ibom State a move to restore the pride of place of the Oro Ethnic Nationality in project Akwa Ibom State.

“My spirit is elated as I here congratulate Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, the Oro people and indeed the Akwa Ibom people on this strategic appointment.

“It is my hope that come 2019, Oro’s right of the place shall be fully restored by the Akwa Ibom People when an Oro son shall be elected Governor of Akwa Ibom State. God bless Akwa Ibom State.”

 Robinson Uwak

Meanwhile, close sources to the former lawmaker confided in this reporter, saying Uwak would possibly declare for the topmost political office in a matter of days.

However, Uwak was known for his tenacious bravery during his single tenure at the national assembly, especially by the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, now Senator God’swill Akpabio who was said to have been frightened by his intelligence, deep thinking, strong will and legislative sagacity which culminated in his effective representation of his people.

Although the former Governor had long been alleged to have done everything to stop him from getting the then ruling party’s ticket for a second term, Robinson Uwak who is now a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had remained undaunted in being outspoken on issues relating to effective representation of the Oro race.

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