Cross River 2015: The Next Governor As A Value Giver BY EMMANUEL ULAYI

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by crossriverwatch admin

Emmanuel Ulayi
Emmanuel Ulayi

“It is stupid to hold onto something that just keeps hurting you, but it’s also stupid to let go of everything you ever wanted.”

Every Cross Riverians wants a quality governor in 2015, and l believe strongly no Cross Riverian would desire just anybody as the next governor.

Cross Riverians want a person who has prepared himself to be governor, l am very sure the good people of Cross River would not be pleased with just an average guy as the next driver of our lives in our dear state.

Cross Riverians are eagerly looking forward to that guy with a big heart who is ready and determined to take on the challenges of the state and move the state to the next level.

This has been amply captured from my investigations and interaction with some Cross Riverians on their expectations as we count down to elections in 2015, which is clearly that they would resist any attempt to impose an average guy on us, Cross Riverians are not prepared for somebody who has not disciplined himself to offer leadership, in the next dispensation in our state.

Cross Riverians desire a true leader, who is ready and not people who think they are now leaders as a result of their several years serving in government, this is the real time for business of leadership, a leadership that would naturally propel the people to believe and trust, such a feat can only be achieved by a man who has really prepared for the task ahead.

This is the era of only the best, Cross River now needs her best as the next governor and Imoke owe Cross Riverians this commitment to ensure only the best emerge, a guy who will talk and act the talk, a guy who will take on the challenges of the state squarely.

A man with vehement drive to move the state forward, a man that would not give excuses but that is ready to make sacrifice to lift the state and work to secure our future. Cross River desire a young, bright, brilliant, discipline, committed, passionate governor who is very ready to work for the state.

The next dispensation in the state does not need an establishment man but a humble and focused man who is prepared to explore avenues of generating revenues to take the state to a higher level.

The coming dispensation is an era of a governor who will be a value giver, a man who will desire to add greater value to the lives of Cross Riverians, and no wonder Albert Einstein once said that one should try not to become a person of success, but rather tries to become a person of value.

He did not advise against being successful, mind you, but that it is worth more being valuable than successful.

Many a time some people, even companies, struggle endlessly to become successful. They want to make a name, to become known and popular, they are hardly concerned about being of value, as it were.

Now quite ironically, they soon realize that they really have no value to people, even with their success. They also, sadly realize that it is less important to be successful than be valuable. But you may ask, is it possible to be successful without adding value to others?

Of course, you can be successful without having (or adding) value to people. In this case you may wonder: what is success without value?

Developed economies, grow only because certain individuals and organizations have thought it necessary to add value to their societies.

It is this Einstein’s principle that should define and drive the man who wants to become the next governor of Cross River State.

Honestly, from my assessment from all the aspirants so far mentioned as contenders for the governorship position of our dear state, only one man fits this description as a value giver, quality leader and purposeful in his conduct and that guy is Barrister Tanko Ashang, who recently retired after over 20 years in service of the federal government as legal adviser, office of the secretary to government of the federation.

Barrister Tanko Ashang is young, brilliant, humble and disciplined. He is the new face of Cross River and a leader we can all behold.

Emmanuel Ulayi writes from Calabar.

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