by crossriverwatch admin
Hon. Ngim Okpo, the member representing Biase State Constituency has not performed up to the expectation of the people of Biase and therefore does not deserve a second term which he claims he is entitled to as a member of the Cross River State House of Assembly.
Mr. Ojar Egbai, the Chairman of the Biase Youth Movement while reacting to the interview granted CrossRiverWatch by Hon Okpo where he said he is entitled to a second term since his predecessors, Hon Alex Ukam and Obo Mkpanam did two tenures each.
According to Mr. Egbai, while Obo Mkpanam and Alex Ukam had visible programs and projects like youth empowerment and scholarship schemes to better the lot of the people, Hon Ngim Okpo has nothing visible to show for his nearly three years in the Assembly. “Ngim cannot compare himself with Alex Ukam who did very well and Mkpanam Obo who also did well because they had visible programs like youth empowerment and scholarship schemes but what has he to show for his three years in the Assembly?”
Egbai said further that the Umon and Agwagune axis of Biase have an Ambassador in the person of Mrs Kate Okon, Special Adviser to the governor, Mr Totsman Totty, the Chairman of Biase local government Area, Mr Enebieni Ana and the Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Jimmy Aniyom. “For the purpose of fairness and equitable political representation, the other side of Biase also should feel the benefit of democratic representation”.
Speaking further, Mr Egbai said it took the personal intervention of Senator Liyel Imoke, the governor of the state during the 2011 election before Hon Okpo could be elected because there was so much crisis because people do not like him . “Obo Mkpanam who went to the ACN then would have won the election but His Excellency intervened because the man is not popular even when he was a councilor so if he is harboring any hope of returning to the Assembly, he should forget it”.
He said people like Jesse Ejemot, Ejekor, the PDP Youth Leader and Usani Usani are already jostling to run and take over from Okpo. “You can recall that the man bought PDP form to contest election as chairman of Biase which means he does not know what he is doing in the Assembly and that automatically makes the Assembly seat vacant and he is here saying it is his entitlement- to return; how can a seat in a democracy be the entitlement of one person”. Egbai queried.
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