By CrossRiverWatch Admin
Mr. Victor Abang, the Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Seventh Senate, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba on Friday in Boki local government area declared his intention to run for the position of the member representing the Ikom/Boki federal constituency.
Mr. Abang a.k.a ‘Mature’ in his declaration speech titled vox populi vox Dei; a Latin maxim for ‘the voice of the people is the voice of God and posted on Facebook said his declaration was contrary to what he had envisaged for himself politically, but had to yield to pressure.
He said that: “I joined politics several years ago to pursue certain ideas especially to better mankind, provide quality service and bring development to our people. I have kept faith with these ideals.
“I had wished to continue to pursue these ideals without holding an elective position. Even when several delegations and groups visited and invited me to run the House of Representative elections, I refuse to commit and asked for prayers.
“There is enough evidence that the people of Ikom/Boki deserve better representation. As we desire the best we should send out best hands to represent us well and attract impactful development to our constituency.
“After deep reflection and consultation with God, family, friends and political associates, I have decided to offer myself to seek the nomination of our great party, the All Progressive congress, to contest the 2019 general elections, for the House of Representative seat for Ikom/Boki Federal constituency.
“As I do this, I pledge to provide robust representation, and add value to the good governance of our people. I will deploy my wealth of experience and contacts garnered in my twelve year sojourn at the National Assembly where I meritoriously served three Senate Presidents, for the benefit of our people. I am already familiar with the rules and politics of the National Assembly. I shall therefore hit the ground running from day one, if elected.
“I most respectfully request our party members in the Ikom/Boki Federal Constituency to elect me as flag bearer in the primaries of the party. To do this shall be the starting point in the journey by stakeholders to take ownership of the process of redemption of our constituents from under representation. This is the reality.”