Jarigbe, Akpanke Splashes 30M On OBO Federal Constituency, Promises Effective Representation

By Elijah UganiĀ 

Christmas celebration for Cross River Northern Senatorial District took an unprecedented dimension as the duo of Sen Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe and Hon Peter Akpanke teamed up to interface with their constituents of Obudu/Bekwarra/Ogoja federal constituency to thank them for the support during the 2023 general elections.

Speaking during the interface, which held in the different local government areas on Saturday December 23rd 2023, Sen Jarigbe Agom described the support shown them during the last election as an act of God, wondered how they would have won an incumbent Governor, sitting House of Reps member, Chief of staff, eight commissioners, countless number of appointees, five local government chairmen, and about Fifty councillors.

Jarigbe thanked especially the people of Obudu who truly desmostrates and proved that a good friend is better than a bed brother.
In his words “I want to thank you all for the support. When I see the support we got from Obudu despite contesting the election with your son who was a sitting governor, I told myself that Gov Ben Ayade must has performed abysmally poor.

“We won election in Obudu. I know what happened in Obudu Urban ward 1, same thing happened at Alege/Ubang Ward. They changed our results and I say allow them. Even if they hade requested for additional five thousand votes, we will have gladly given them. That was exactly what happened at Yala, we dashed them extra five thousand votes.

“In the last dispensation, I was working with two opposing members in the house of representatives. Thank you for standing strong to reject appointments, mouth watering offers, even in the face of threats, physical assault which has never happened in our political history.

“With this your brother Hon Peter Akpanke, who you willing voted to support me, I assure you that you’re yet to see the dividends of your trust in us. The days ahead promises to be great. Thank you all as I wish you a merry Christmas and happy new year in advance”

Hon Peter Akpanke during the tour of Bekwarra, Obudu and Obanliku local government areas, assured constituents of his readiness to serve them to the best of his ability.

Akpanke thank God that Sen Jarigbe Agom is undoubtedly a pace setter and has elated to mentor him and pledged to raise the needed alarm that will bring government attention to the plight of his constituents.

Speaking at his country home, the People’s Democratic Party PDP State Chairman, Mr venatius Ikem Esq, thanked the trio of Sen Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe and Hon Peter Akpanke for finding time to celebrate the Christmas with their constituents despite their busy schedules.

Mr Ikem used the to congratulate and welcomed Sen Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe, to the league of a very few Nigerians who successfully dismantled sitting governors, averred that he had previously warned former governor Ayade to leave the stage with honor, but he refused and today the rest is history.

The Chairman commended Hon Peter Akpanke, connecting with the constituents charged him to maintain the tempo as constituents are in dear need of a representation that reassures them of a promising future even as the economy is biting hard.

Ikem noted that APC in Cross River Northern Senatorial District is in the opposition urged party faithfuls to go and celebrate the Christmas as victors, and should extend a hand of benevolence to other parties.

The sum of 30 Million naira and 900 bags of rice was shared to the 30 wards that makes up Obudu/Bekwarra/Obanliku federal constituency as each political ward received 1 Million naira and 30 bags of rice.


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