By Jonathan Ugbal
Former Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State has charged politicians to always focus on the people as they are the essence of politics.
Mr. Imoke gave this charge while addressing members of the Women Initiative Nigeria (WIN) who accompanied Senator John Owan-Enoh and several other All Progressives Congress chieftains to Itigidi in Abi local government area, residence on new year day where he said irrespective of political affiliations, his house was home to all.
He told the women and others who had accompanied Owan-Enoh that his house was open to receive all and stressed that it was in a bid to ensure that the state and the central senatorial district develops.
He averred that: “This is your home irrespective of any political party or political affiliation. Because this is your home and we are one family.
“And we shall continue to remain as one family because the development of Cross River State and the central senatorial district is paramount.
“That is why I am excited today, to see such great leaders coming here today. I am very honored.”
Among those present were the Special Assistant to President Muhammad Buhari on Prosecution, Okoi Obono-Obla who was a vociferous critic of the Imoke’s administration; his former Chief of Staff, Alex Egbonna, APC Governorship aspirant, Paul Adah amongst others.
“Politics is about activism, it is not just about activism, politics is about the people and we must always focus on the people. When you remain with the people, they will always remain with you,” Imoke said.