The MD/CEO of Eminence Oil and Chemicals, Mr Emmanuel Okon has said that the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel deserves a second term in office come 2019 based on his performance since he came on board, and considering the fact that zoning favours him.
The oil magnet stated this recently while addressing journalists shortly after his arrival in Uyo from Port Harcourt.
He maintained that the development strides of governor Emmanuel has touched every part of the state without discrimination. And that the governor has demonstrate in clear terms his political and economic inclusion agenda which has witnessed massive defection from opposition to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)in the state.
According to Mr Okon, it is only proper to allow governor Emmanuel to complete eight years just like Uyo Senatorial District and Eket Senatorial District did eight years through Obong Victor Attah and Senator Godswill Akpabio respectively.
He said that performance wise and zoning arrangement, governor Emmanuel is well favoured for 2019.
Mr Okon who is an aspirant for Uyo Federal Constituency also maintained that based on analysis, political configuration, and zoning arrangement, he his favoured as the proper person to represent Uyo federal constituency in the House of Representatives come 2019.
He disclosed that he enjoys the support of major stakeholders and delegates in Uyo federal constituency comprising Ibesikpo Asutan, Nsit Atai, Uyo, and Uruan.
He further stated that zoning in Uyo federal constituency favours Nsit Atai because all the four local government has had their turn, in the second round, it will be proper to start in Nsit Atai because Nsit Atai has never had the opportunity to represent the federal constituency on the platform of PDP.
He added that it is the turn of Nsit Atai to go and represent Uyo federal constituency and the interest of PDP at the National Assembly.
According to Mr Okon, “this opportunity should not be given to anybody but somebody that has the capacity to represent Uyo federal constituency very well. I have the capacity to speak and represent the interest of Uyo federal constituency very well, taking cognizance of my experience in political theory and practice. Nsit Atai should be given the opportunity this time to start the rotation again because it has not had the opportunity under PDP in the first round”. “I have all major stakeholders in Uyo federal constituency on my side starting from the champion of Uyo politics, the political leaders of Uyo, Ibesikpo Asutan, Uruan, and Nsit Atai are all in my support. They have declared that l’m the proper person to represent Uyo federal constituency come 2019”.
On Nsit Atai state constituency, Mr Okon affirmed that inline with the governor’s decision to adhered strictly to zoning, zoning must be respected in Nsit Atai.
He said that Nsit Atai state constituency rotates on three major blocks of Afaha, Ibiaikot, and Ibedu. And other blocks has had their turn, come 2019 it will be the turn of Ibedu to represent Nsit Atai in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.
He also disclosed that stakeholders in Nsit Atai will soon meet and make their position known to the governor concerning Nsit Atai state constituency in 2019. Adding that any attempt to derail from the existing zoning arrangement that has brought peace and political stability to the area will be an invitation to crisis and a resurrection of the ugly past.
He explained that zoning of House of Assembly seat for Nsit Atai to Ibedu is sacrosanct, and that anybody who will ignore this existing peaceful arrangement to contest is on his own.
Mr Okon assured all aspirants from Ibedu that the governor who is a peace loving leader will always follow the path of peace, and will listen to the position of stakeholders at the appropriate time.
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