By Archibong Jeremiah
In what could be considered as setting the stage for an epic battle in the contest for the Central Senatorial seat in Cross River State come 2015, Honorable John, Owan Eno, member representing Etung/Obubra federal constituency in the House Of Representatives and Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation has said that incumbent Senator Victor Ndoma Egba SAN, who is also the Senate Leader has been rejected by the people of the senatorial district and dared Egba to meet him on the electoral turf and not wait to be adopted.
Owan Eno gave the challenge while speaking to his supporters at a ceremony yesterday in Ikom where he formally declared to run for the Senate. On the occasion, he said: “Our present Senator is not electable, he should call us, thank us and bow out but he is looking for power.
“It is a shame that after 12 years in office, the way you want to represent your people is by selection, it is a shame that after 12 years you cannot win the mind of your people.
“The present senator has been rejected; no adoption will work, if you fail your people they will send you back”.
Beating his chest, he added “You can’t say you are untouchable; I stand before you ready and willing to take up additional responsibilities and challenges”.
“Our current senator is saying he doesn’t know where I get money, he did empowerment first in his 12 years because he knows in 2015 he will be challenged. He says he has a dossier of me and someone asked if that is what he was sent there to do, I am proud of my records”.
He assured his supporters who thronged the venue of the declaration that he will always give them a listening ear whenever they call.
“If there is nothing else, I have love for my people; I’m a very passionate person. I will never disappoint you, I will continue to listen to you any time you call me even at night despite the desperation of an individual who has lost touch with you the people but will want to cling to power”. He said.
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