By the special mercies of the most high God, today (Thursday June 6, 2019), marks the end of my first legislative term as an Honourable Member of the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
It goes without saying that I wouldn’t have ventured anywhere near such lofty heights without the direct involvement of God almighty, the creator of heaven and earth, and to Him I give all the glory. Amen!
In all human situations, God uses special people to make dreams come to fruition.
In my particular case, I most respectfully give special recognition to Pastor Marcel Obode of Christ Embassy, Calabar; His Excellency, Sen. Liyel Imoke (immediate past Governor of our dear Cross River State), His Excellency, Executive Governor of the State, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade; Sen. John Owan Enoh; Col. Pam Ogar, rtd; Prince Ebuta Ayuk, Mr. Chinedu Opara, Elder John Agbor, Chief Julius Mbina, Ntufam John Okon, Mr. Gab Oji, Barr. Chris Njah Mbu Ogar, Hon. Nicholas Ayuwa, Hon. Okpa Etaba, Mr. McDonald Ntui, Hon. Friday Okpechi, Barr. Francis Oyama, Hon. Solomon Ekam, Hon. Goddy Etta, Mr. Frederick James Ogbin, Hon. Biform Agbor, and the Mandators Group, among others.
In the same breath, I also thank, from the bottom of my heart, my brothers and sister who contested against me in the 2015 election for quickly putting the outcome of the polls behind them and offering support for the good of our people.
In this wise, I especially recognise Barr. Innocent Ovat, Mrs Blessing Egbara, Prof. Walter Mboto, Dr Edom Obo, Mr. Peter Akam, Hon. Nicholas Ayuwa, Hon. Fabian Okpa, Hon. Moses Onor, Mr. Egbe Jonah, Rev. Chris Obasse and Mr. Kenneth Egba.
I also extend my sincere gratitude to my colleagues – the Leadership and Honourable Members of the House of Representatives, as well as the good people of Obubra/Etung Federal Constituency for your unflinching support and cooperation all through the four years of my first term and I wish you all nothing less than the best in all your endeavours.
There is not enough space and time to mention every single one of you who played a part in this story but God sees you and will reward you abundantly.
Thank you and God bless you all.
Long live Obubra/Etung Federal Constituency!
Long live Cross River State!!
Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria!!!
RT. HON. MICHAEL ETABA
MEMBER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
(OBUBRA/ETUNG FED. CONSTITUENCY)