By CrossRiverWatch Admin
Federal lawmaker and Senator representing the Cross River central senatorial district, John Owan-Enoh will in the coming weeks declare his intention to run for the number one position in the state.
Senator Owan Enoh is currently the Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance and is beleived to have immense support in the grassroot in the central senatorial district and elsewhere.
Sources close to the Agbokim, Etung local government area native, say he is currently consulting widely for the position with his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), said to be throwing the window open and not following the zoning arrangement.
He will face former federal lawmaker, Paul Adah, political titan, Venatius Ikem and finance expert, John Upan Odey among others to clinch the party’s candidature.
Owan Enoh is said to be banking on the voting strength of the Central Senatorial district after making amends with his predecessor, Senator Victor Ndoma Egba and his sealing a deal not to contest for the Senate’s seat following an upsurge of the outcry of marginalization from the old Obubra and old Ugep axis of the constituency.
The deal is expected to see him get more support in return.
Political watchers say his ambition will make the race to Peregrino House (Government House Calabar) more interesting as the horse trading will help in deepening democratic ethos in the state which has seen the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) enjoy an almost entirely smooth ride since the advent of the fourth republic in 1999 by clinching over 85 percent of contestable positions in total.
The Senator is also believed to have a war chest that can match and cause serious upset in the camp of incumbent, Senator Ben Ayade.
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