Cross River Central Politics And The Akparabong New Yam Festival BY KENNEDY NSAN

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Akparabong youths barricading the road this morning to prevent Hon. Owan Enoh from entering the community (photo credit: (
Akparabong youths barricading the road this morning to prevent Hon. Owan Enoh from entering the community (photo credit: (

I just read on facebook through Mr. Emmanuel Unah that the people of Akparabong who are celebrating their New Yam Festival today along with the entire Ikom Local Government Area Council have barricaded the community’s entrance from allowing Hon. John Owan-Enoh access into the community today in the name of coming to celebrate with his friends in Akparabong.

What surprises me isn’t because Owan Enoh is coming to Akparabong today, after all, he’s been everywhere lately clandestinely asking for support from the various people of the Central Senatorial District in a bid to replace distinguished Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba, OFR, CON, SAN in the Senate in 2015. My surprise really is the caliber of persons he purports to be coming to visit in Akparabong.

First, the news say he’s coming to visit and jollificate with Princess Nancy Nkim Takon. Princess does not have a home in Akparabong and her father’s house is pretty occupied, where are there going to seat?

Secondly, the news also says he’ll be visiting the Chairman of Local Government Service Commission, where Princess Nancy Nkim Takon is also a commissioner.

But my worries are thus; Sir Njar Nkang-Abang who happens to be my extended Uncle is very much an Akparabong son no doubt, we wouldn’t reject him because he’s our own son, but Prince Njar Nkang-Abang has never identified with the Akparabong people in the many years that I have known him.

So why has he suddenly developed so much love for the Akparabong people?

Why does he want to play politics with the Akparabong people now?

Why does he want to reap where he has not sown?

Prince Njar Nkang-Abang whose grandfather migrated to Ikom Town, later his late Father, Chief Nkang-Abang grew up and became a respected Chief in Bokomo, a community in Ikom Town largely populated by the Akparabong people has no home in his ancestral home of Akparabong, so where does he want to host Rt. Hon John Owan-Enoh?

Let me make bold that I do not have a problem with Enoh-Owan seeking to replace Ndoma-Egba in the Senate in 2015, anybody can aspire to become anything but if you want to fight me, (or collect food from my mouth like our local people would say, be sure that am going to bite your fingers off), don’t come fighting me in my own house because my family members, friends, and even my enemies may rise up against you for coming right into my home to fight me. Wait for me outside, when I come out there, then, you can engage me in a brawl.

Please let Owan-Enoh return back from Akparabong and allow my people celebrate their New Yam Festival in peace.

Distinguished Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba is a peace loving leader of the Central Senatorial District of Cross River State, a respected Nigerian, the Majority Leader of the Nigerian Senate and deserves some respect.

If Liyel Imoke and Co. are conniving to take the Senate ticket from him in 2015, that should be done in a most civil manner and not send his lieutenants to go insult him with their presence in his own house uninvited.

That’s cheap politics that’s capable of infraction, and I think that Distinguished Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba does not deserve such insult.

Ndoma-Egba would not go to Itigidi or Agbokim Waterfalls on a day such as this uninvited.

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