By Jonathan Ugbal
The commissioner for new cities development in Cross River State, Mr. George Ekpungu has resigned his position to contest for the position of the member representing Ikom/Boki federal constituency in the national assembly.
Also, first term representative, Jarigbe Agom has declared his intention to seek a second term as the member representing the Ogoja/Yala federal constituency.
Mr. Abang’s resignation took effect from Monday, August 13, 2018 CrossRiverWatch gathered.
“In fact, I was not in today’s exco (state executive council meeting) because my resignation took effect from Monday, August 13th,” Mr. Ekpungu told this reporter on phone.
Mr. Ekpungu had on Saturday, August 11, announced his intention to vie for the legislative position.
He wrote: “I commit my aspiration to represent the good people of Ikom/Boki Federal Constituency, to the Supreme Will of the Almighty God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Number 14 v 28.”
Ekpungu who prayed that God should not let him succeed if his aspiration was not a selfless one also averred that: “Nobody has spoken strong enough for the people of Ikom/Boki Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives since 1999.
“We need to change the dynamics and provide our people representation hinged on my Lagacy philosophy of 4Rs to wit: Responsibility, Respect, Reconciliation and Recourse to our constituents at all times.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Agom in a Facebook post on Tuesday wrote: “After due consultation with the Leadership of our Party, the PDP, I wish to inform our teeming supporters of my intention to vie for the House of Reps (sic) Seat for the Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency in the 2019 Elections.”
He said a program of activities will be released in a few days which he had begun by purchasing the data and administrative form for the constituency.
On agitations that his local government should produce the next senator for the zone, Mr. Agom said, “I am not oblivious of the fact that my Ogoja People are agitating for the Senate Seat but I cant take a unilateral decision. We cant pretend not to know how it works within the PDP Family.”
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