Thrills as Akwa Ibom Speaker, Celebrates 39th Birthday With The Masses.

The Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Onofiok Luke celebrated his 39th birthday on the 16th of March with much fanfare as people from various political class came out to wish a happy birthday.

His day started with a surprise birthday visit by close associates as early as 7am at his residence. It was followed by official duties that went into late evening as the state received the U.S. envoy to the state.

Tilapia resort, located at Abak local govt played host to the speaker in the evening with veteran reggae icon, Ras Kimono as the star performer for the night. The speaker breezed in at about 12am to the cheering crowd numbering over a thousand people. He headed straight to the red carpet where youths took snap shots with him.

The student union representatives from all higher institutions in the state eulogised him and presented him with a hand drawn portrait of him. The management of Tilapia resort also presented to him a customized birthday card and gift.

Mista Xto, a popular musician was at hand to trill the fans who came out to receive the people's speaker. Ras kimono during his performance brought the speaker out to dance to his tunes. After the performances, the speaker got emotional and went down memory lane on how youths from Abak local government area solidly supported him during the last election in which he was elected as the house member representing Nsit Ubiom constituency.

He narrated how he lost his father at age 17 and their mother struggled to take care of the five of them. He gave glory to God for bringing him this far and asked one of his allies to sing choruses to God. Present at the occasion were close political associates and friends including the General Manager of Premier Records limited, Mr. Michael Odiong.

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