OrderPaperToday – Performances by Onofiok Luke and Bassey Akpan at the House of Representatives and Senate respectively gives a lift to the universal picture on bills sponsorship by the Akwa Ibom contingent at the 9th National Assembly.

The three senators and ten members of the House post a combined bills tally of 72 bills at midterm.

Sen. Bassey Albert Akpan (PDP, Akwa Ibom North-East) is the sponsor of 9 of the 11 bills sponsored by Senators from Akwa Ibom State. 8 of these bills were sponsored in the first legislative year.

Sen. Akon Etim Eyakenyi (Akwa Ibom South), the only female Senator from the  State, has to her credit only 1 bill unlike her female counterparts from Anambra State. Her only bill was sponsored in the first legislative year.

Similarly, Sen. Christopher Stephen Ekpenyong (Akwa Ibom North-West) has only one bill  in two years. Recall that Ekpenyong replaced Godswill Akpabio in a much anticipated election back in 2019. He has his only bill in the second legislative year.

Sen. Akpan sponsored 81.82% of bill among the Senators from the state while others sponsored 9.09% each.  However, the 3 Senators from Akwa Ibom State sponsored  1.5% of the total bills sponsored in the first two legislative years of 9th Assembly.

Akwa Ibom Bills of Senators
How Akwa Ibom Senators stand on Bills

Meanwhile, among the members of House of Representatives from the State, Mr. Luke (PDP, Etinan/Nsit Ibom/Nsit Ubium) distinguished himself by having a total of 22 bills to his credit constituting 36.1% of the bills sponsored by members from the state. 13 of his bills were sponsored in the first legislative year, and a good number of them relate to judiciary reforms.

Francis Charles Uduyok (PDP, Ikot Abasi/Mkpat Enin/Eastern Obolo) has sponsored 19 bills constituting 31.15% of bills sponsored by members from the state. 15 were sponsored in his first year in the 9th House.

Aniekan John Umanah (PDP, Abak/Etim Ekpo/Ika) and Ikong Nsikak Okon (PDP, Ikot Ekpene/Essien Udim/Obot Akara) have sponsored 3 bills each, both gracing the 9.84% rating.

Archibong Henry Okon (PDP, Itu/Ibiono Ibom) has sponsored 5 bills constituting 8.20% while Unyime Josiah Idem (PDP, Ukanafun/Oruk Anam) has a total of 9 bills to his credit constituting 14.7% bills sponsored by Rep members from Akwa Ibom.

However, Ifon Patrick Nathan (PDP, Eket / Esit Eket / Ibeno / Onna),  Enyong Michael Okon (PDP, Uyo / Uruan /Nsit Atai / Asutan / Ibesikpo),  Emmanuel Ukpong-Udo Effiong (PDP, Ikono / Ini) and Hon. Ekpenyong Nse (PDP, Mbo / Okobo / Oron / Udung Uko / Urue) have not sponsored any bill in their two years stay at the National Assembly.

The Akwa Ibom members sponsored 4.4% of the 1365 bills sponsored in the Green Chamber since the beginning of 9th Assembly.

Akwa Ibom Reps
House members from Akwa Ibom on Bils


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