Our attention has been drawn to a sponsored blackmail and false write-up published by Dragon Newspaper and syndicated to other online newspapers against the serving member representing Uyo Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives, Abuja, Hon. Dr. Michael Enyong.

The write-up is purportedly signed by one Comrade Okokon Udoh and Comrade Uduak Stephen, President and Secretary, respectively, of Coalition of Uyo Federal Constituency Youths(COUFCY).

Ordinarily, we would have dismissed the false publication with a wave of hands and refused dignifying it with a response, but we feel constrained to respond so that the unsuspecting members of the public and particularly the good people of Uyo Federal Constituency should not believe the tissues of lies in the sponsored publication.

First of all, our findings show that there is no such group in the whole of Uyo Federal Constituency with the name, Coalition of Uyo Federal Constituency Youths. It is completely a nonexistent group. We have gone through the register of all the youth groups in the Federal Constituency, and we discover there is no such group. And there is nobody, dead or alive, in the whole of Uyo Federal Constituency with the name Comrade Okokon Udoh or Comrade Uduak Stephen. They don’t exist anywhere. You see how far desperate people could go!

We use this opportunity to remind political desperados and sponsors of the false publication that Hon. Dr. Michael Enyong is not and will never be perturbed by their cheap blackmail.

We wish to remind them that at the moment, Dr. Michael Enyong is only preoccupied with the ideas and plans of further empowerment of the youths, women, students, elders and the less privileged people of the Uyo Federal Constituency.

In the history of Uyo Federal Constituency, no representative in the Federal House of Representatives has ever done One Third of what Hon. Michael Enyong is doing. Check and compare records.

Dr. Enyong is a star performer in the House of Representatives, working actively in various House Committees and making superior contributions during plenaries. He does not believe in making noise over anything he does in the House of Representatives.

As chairman of the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on the Federal Inland Revenue Service(FIRS), Hon. Michael Enyong singlehandedly, through his committee, revived the once sickly FIRS and placed it on a higher pedestal as a leading revenue earner for the federal government. He recommended for and created a new system of operations based on global best practice and Ease of Doing Business(EDB) in FIRS. Through his efforts, FIRS has been fully rejuvenated and is working better now.

Dr. Michael Enyong is the only man in the whole of Uyo Federal Constituency that lives a completely selfless life. He is the only person who brings out his money and settles bills for the downtrodden and pays school fees for poor students. He is the only man that has consistently empowered the women and given them lifeline to support their families. Over 50 of these women are on the monthly payroll of Dr. Michael Enyong as we speak.

Michael Enyong is the only federal lawmaker of Akwa Ibom extraction that has secured the highest number of jobs for youths of his Federal Constituency in the federal government MDAs.

Hon. Michael Enyong has also empowered hundreds of the youths through several support programmes, apart from donation of new cars to them.

In February, 2017, Hon. Michael Enyong bought JAMB/UTME FORMS for over 2000 students of Uyo Federal Constituency at the rate of Six Thousand Seven Hundred Naira (N6700.00) per Form. He spent over Thirteen Million Naira in the process. Students from all Four Local Government Areas of Uyo Federal Constituency, irrespective of political affiliations, benefitted from the exercise. No other federal lawmaker from whole of Akwa Ibom State did it to that extent and to that number.

Just last month, January 2018,
Hon. Dr. Michael Enyong empowered over 200 women selected from all the Wards that make up Uyo Federal Constituency.

At the empowerment programme which took place at the Uyo residence of the Federal lawmaker, each of the beneficiaries was given a cash amount of Twenty Five Thousand Naira(N25, 000), to enable them handle basic family needs or support their business transactions. At least three women were selected from each of the Wards that make up Uyo Federal Constituency, to benefit from the empowerment programme. All the Ward and Chapter Women leaders across the entire Uyo Federal Constituency also benefited in the programme.

Of all the 10 federal constituencies in Akwa Ibom State, which of the Federal house members touched lives of over 200 women immediately after the Christmas festivity? And it wasn’t even a Constituency Briefing, which Michael Enyong has been doing with massive empowerments.

Speaking at the event, Dr Enyong promised to make the empowerment programme a regular event throughout his tenure as their representative in the Federal House.

All the women were excited about the empowerment and prayed that God should bless and sustain Hon. Michael Enyong.

Moved by the continuous show of sensitivity towards the plight of the women, all the Ward Women Leaders and Chapter Women Leaders from the four Local Government Areas that make up Uyo Federal Constituency unanimously endorsed Hon. Michael Enyong for a second term in office.

In a motion moved by the Ibesikpo Asutan Chapter Women leader, Mrs Ime Ekpenyong Orok, and seconded by the Uyo Chapter women leader, the women endorsed both Governor Udom Emmanuel and Hon. Dr. Michael Enyong for a second term in office as Governor and House of Representatives member, respectively.

Similarly, all the Ward and Chapter Youth leaders also endorsed Hon. Michael Enyong for a second term in office, in view of his superior performance in the House of Representatives and the several empowerment programmes and employments he has secured for the youths.

This event was graced by eminent political leaders of Uyo Federal Constituency, including the Uyo Senatorial District chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Obong Okon Nsentip, who said Hon. Michael Enyong has performed creditably and has done the people of Uyo Federal Constituency proud.

In the interim, we wish to stress here that the sponsored publication and the tissues of lies and fabrications and errant blackmail perpetrated by detractors and political jobbers will not change anything.

Dr. Michael Enyong is focused and has graciously accepted the call by his people for a second term in office as member representing the good people of Uyo Federal Constituency in the Federal house of Representatives come 2019.



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