By Kelvin Obambon
Hon. Peter Egba, a House of Representatives aspirant in Obubra/Etung Federal Constituency under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that he would bring back quality representation that was witnessed in the constituency within the period preceding 2015.
Egba stated this Thursday when he consulted with the APC state exco in Calabar, to formally notify them of his intention to vie for the Obubra/Etung Federal Constituency seat in the forthcoming general elections.
He said he was going to leverage on his experience as a former Commissioner for Industry who was instrumental in driving the Prof. Ben Ayade’s industrialization agenda that has now become a thing of global reckoning.
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“We have received accolades around the globe as the most industrialized state – it was not by my power, it was by the grace of God.
“I have come here today before my party to say I’m aspiring for the office of the House of Representatives to represent the good people of Obubra/Etung Federal Constituency. Our constituency is a very blessed one in the sense that from 1999 to date we have had representatives, but the one we had for 12 years before 2015, did wonderfully well. He spent 12 years and we all know what he did. He was operating as if he was a governor because he touched lives across the state in terms of employment and empowerment. I have come here today to say I want to step into those shoes he left behind.
“We all know the legislature has three basic functions – lawmaking, representation and oversight. I will be able to touch all those areas when I get there because by the grace of God I have that social capital.
“I want to give a new face of life to the Federal Constituency. The constituency has been dormant for almost 8 years now and we believe that this constituency is not supposed to be the way it is now. We need a change, and it’s only the change we desire that can take us to that level where we want the constituency to be.
“I will be reachable. I will be accessible. Any time you call me my phone will be on. I will bring those wonderful projects that we see in other constituencies to our constituency”, he said.
Egba therefore appealed to the people of Obubra/Etung Federal Constituency to have faith in his aspiration and the APC in order to deliver to them the dividends of democracy.