Hours after receiving his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Abuja, House of Representatives member-elect for the Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency, Cross River State, Dr Alex Egbona, has pledged his renewed commitment to selflessly serve his constituents.
Egbona said in a statement on Friday that he could not afford to disappoint those who voted for him, despite what he called the glaring stiff opposition he faced from those who were equally desirous of the seat.
Saying that his election was a testament to the people’s confidence in him, the legislator-elect said he was seriously committed to the electioneering promises he made to the people.
“My people came out in their numbers to choose me as their representative. The whole world now knows that I remain the only APC candidate in the just concluded elections to have won.
“What that tells me is that my people love me. They demonstrated this love with their votes. They voted for me and defended their votes. They followed up till I was declared the winner.
“So, I am indebted to them in many ways. During the electioneering campaigns, I made promises to them. I like them to hold me accountable to those promises. They know that I am a man of my words and I will keep those promises,” Egbona said.
He urged all his opponents to join hands with him towards the development of the federal constituency, just as he promised to carry everybody along.
“All we are waiting for is the inauguration. But even before the inauguration, I already have set things in motion, to hit the ground running. Every Abi/Yakurr person should know that better days are ahead.
“ I will run an inclusive, people-oriented system of representation in the lower chamber of the National Assembly. I will adopt the bottom-top approach in my service to the people,” Egbona said.