Former Commissioner For Industry, Hon Peter Egba, Storms APC Party Secretariat, Declares For Obubra/Etung Federal Constituency

By Samuel Irek

The immediate past Commissioner for Industry Cross River State, Hon Peter Egba Akam has declared his intention to contest for the Obubra/Etung Federal Constituency seat in the 2023 General Elections. The former Commissioner who is obviously the first to declare for the seat under the platform of APC, stormed the APC State Party Secretariat with an overwhelming crowd of supporters to declare his intention before the State leadership of the Party.

Speaking during the declaration, the former Commissioner declared his readiness to drive a prosperity agenda for the people of Obubra/Etung Federal Constituency.

“I want to thank my boss and the leader of our great party, the only digital Governor for the opportunity he gave some of us to serve our dear state. Of course, it has been a worthwhile experience serving under his purview. Today, I am standing tall because he offered me the opportunity”

Speaking further on his aspiration to represent the people of Obubra/Etung Federal Constituency, the erstwhile Commissioner decried the present state of lack of representation in the federal Constituency.

“For 12years till 2015, we had a lawmaker who represented us wonderfully well, as if he was a Governor of the state. This is because his representation cut across all the state. As a lawmaker, he offered employment and empowerment opportunities across the state. I have come here today to say that I want to step into those shoes that he left behind and to drive the prosperity agenda for our people. I understand that the basic duties of a lawmaker is lawmaking, which is representation and oversight function and I possess the social capital to meet other challenges incidental to my office. I have therefore come to say, please give me that opportunity to drive the prosperity agenda for my people and this party. Let me reiterate that it is not my duty to judge the performance of the current occupant but I will leave that to the court of Public opinion to Judge.

In his reaction, the State Chairman of the Party, Barr. Alphonsus Eba, described the aspirant as a bosom friend who have shown enormous capacity and commitment to his people and party.

“There come a time in the life of a man that he is put on the pulpit not to sermonize but to be tried. Today, I am under trial. I am on trial because a young man that our path crossed in 2015, became brothers, friends and allies is today running an election. And after the God he worships, after the boss he has, he has so much confidence that his friend is the Chairman and he has left his fate in the hands of his friend either to make or mar. So, I am on trial. I owe my brother and friend, every support and if it comes for me to do it, I will do it because that is Politics. I am consoled by the caliber of men I am seeing here today with my friend. In terms of capacity, I am sure that my friend has it in abundance”



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