By Kelvin Ololo
The Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Ikom/Boki constituency, Mr. Victor Abang (a.k.a Mature) has said that he will do better than Hon. Chris Agibe, the incumbent member representing the constituency, if given the mandate to clinch a seat in the Green Chambers in the February 16th 2019 National Assembly elections.
Victor stated this while flagging off his campaign in Ikom. In his words, “I believe I will do better than the person that is there now, I will create jobs for our graduates that are out from school at home doing nothing, initiate an annual economy and investment summit for Ikom and Boki people, improve on the lives of our people, and infrastructural development if given the chance to the Lower House”.
He called on the people to do the right thing during the election and not to waste their votes on a candidate that is not worth it. “Don’t waste your vote, don’t miss it, President Mohammdu Buhari will win, we don’t need to waste our time here, vote APC”.
Responding, Chief Bassey Okey, Clan Head of Ekpokpa community, said that “the awaited time for the righteous to rule for the people to rejoice has come, anytime we sleep and pray God to create avenue where the righteous rule to wipe our tears, we are giving you this on a platter of gold, go in and win”.
He also called on the candidate to look into the low payment Traditional Rulers receive and early certification of traditional rulers when voted into office.
Meanwhile, Elder Emmanuel Nzan described Abang as a mature politician who they know will be able to fulfill his promises to his constituents saying “maturity demands that you perform without being supervised, therefore in you, I can see; programs, people and projects”. He said.
On his part, the APC Campaign DG, Prince Eka William, stated that the party is in the mood to take over. “Ikom truly is APC because PDP is dead, we will sweep away every wickedness with the broom”. He said
The campaign kicked off with a rally from Ofutop 1 and 2, through Okuni, Akparabong and rounded up at Adijinkpor as supporters turn out to show their unshrinkable support.
Some pictures below from the event.
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