Since the emergence of Hon. (Barr.) Onofiok Luke as the new Speaker of Akwa Ibom House of Assembly, there have been jubilation all over the state.
The students in the state, Tuesday morning, marched en mass to the Government House to say thank you to His Excellency, Mr Udom Emmanuel for giving his choice of the Aluta man as a speaker.
The new Speaker was elected and sworn in to office on Monday following the Appeal Court’s nullification of the election of the former speaker, Aniekan Uko, representing Ibesikpo/Asutan Constituency.
Mr. Luke is a two-term State Legislator and the immediate past chairman, House Committee on Education. He is representing Nsit Ubium Constituency.
The former speaker’s election was nullified a week ago by the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja and a re-run ordered.