Sandy Onor Walking His Talk In Ikom Main Market, By Ori Owan


The book of Proverbs chapter 29:2 clearly posits: “When the righteous is on the throne, the people rejoice.”

The Ikom main market is agog with excitement and jubilation, following the Distinguished Senator Professor Sandy Onor’s historic intervention in addressing the gross infrastructure deficit in the market. It’s now visible to the blind and audible to the deaf that Senator Onor is a shinning example of effective representation in the Central Cross River State. As a strategic driver of the economy of the Central Senatorial District, the Ikom main market holds a special place in the scheme of things. This reality inspired this visionary legislator to step in with to ameliorate the seemingly intractable challenges faced by buyers and sellers at the market.

Those who have long memories would remember that in the preceding years of electioneering campaigns, Senator Professor Sandy Onor had told his constituents in Ikom Local Government Area that the main market would receive a special boost in the event of his emergence. In his characteristic manner, this economic maestro and legislator of distinction has not reneged on that social contract with the people.

This could be manifestly gleaned from the laudable achievements and giant strides of his representation. In fulfilling his campaign promises for instance, the “errunandu” and people’s Senator as he is fondly called, has done quite a lot for the ordinary traders of the main market in his short stay in office. Just like his recent response to the fire inferno in the market, Sandy Onor has again intervened to better the lot of both traders and residents of the Ikom Main Market by awarding for construction, two sophisticated boreholes in the market.

It is evidently clear, that Senator Sandy Onor is fulfilling his campaign promises to the people at the grassroots. This, he has done through several projects executed in the Senatorial District in recent times to ameliorate the pains and suffering of his people could state as a matter of fact, that his “Messianic” emergence in 2019 as a Senator representing Cross River Central, has laid to rest, the false narrative of the past. He emerged and reset the political clock of the district in the early life of his administration. And within a short time, the “balance sheet” has convincingly shown an impressive accomplishment of the dividends of democracy.

The contract as facilitated by Senator Sandy Onor, for the construction of two boreholes, when completed, has the capacity of feeding the entire Ikom main market and neighbouring streets. Thus, the hitherto ordeal of the market women and the entire traders who had to trek long distances to draw water from “Mankono”,”Atim Aka”,as well as “Akpara water”in Calabar road has been addressed to the admiration of all and sundry.

The construction of these boreholes, therefore, has ended this long suffering of traders and business men in the market. This, perfectly explains why some overjoyed and excited traders were moved to tears of joy, as they bowed in prayers, with appreciation to God for bringing Sandy Onor into the stream of leadership, noting that past administrations have come and gone without accomplishing any tangible thing and that, Senator Sandy Onor’s visible achievements have placed him far greater than the false claims of his traducers.

Sandy Onor is not a greenhorn in politics. Hence, as an iconic character imbued with the art and business of politics, the traders and people of Ikom local government will continue to feel the national presence as a result of Senator Sandy Onor’s golden voice at the precincts of the Senate.
I do not want to interrogate history in this short piece. Since history is “the ocean of past social facts”. Doing so would amount to writing another compendium which the doubting Thomases may not be able to read and exhaust in the entire century.

However, it is pertinent to remark that his excellent tract records and rich pedigree affirms the notion that indeed, he will do more and exceed the expectations of the good people of Cross River Central in the next few years.


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