I think it’s obligatory that I commend Oruk Anam political stakeholders across party lines who having been conscious of our uncharted destabilized political past, decided to use the present choice to correct the future by supporting the reelection of the leader of the Akwa Ibom state house of assembly and member representing Oruk Anam state constituency, Rt. Hon. Udo Kierian Akpan of the Anam zone while our brother, Hon. Ubong Idiong of the Oruk axis is the executive chairman, and the federal house of assembly position as it is, rightly zoned to Ukanafun with Mr Unyime Idem as the PDP candidate.
The zoning arrangement by the PDP in Oruk Anam and indeed Akwa Ibom state generally shows the party under the leadership of Obong Paul Ekpo and the government of Gov. Udom Emmanuel is still getting it right and obviously better in making decision than the All Progressives Congress (APC). It’s no news that the other supposed party in Oruk Anam either out of ignorance or sheer wickedness has not only ignored the zoning system in Oruk Anam but also infringed on the right of Ukanafun people. They zoned the position of the state house of Assembly, that of federal house to Oruk of Oruk Anam not minding that the position of the local government chairman is still currently in the same Oruk axis of Oruk Anam. It doesn’t in any way matter to them how Anam in Oruk Anam and indeed Ukanafun will feel about the mischief. Their belief in the so called ‘federal might’ seem to have eroded their sense of reasoning such that other political considerations such as the zone of the candidate, the perception of the masses and of course the personality and capacity of the candidates are irrelevant.
What is however perplexing about the APC irrational zoning of elective positions in Oruk Anam to one zone is that their supposed media aides are still the ones who will be wailing for sympathy using the yardstick of zoning. It’s ridiculous as was admitted recently by one of their promoters that most of the party members are unaware that the present House of representative member and APC flag bearer for same position, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Ukoette is from Oruk; that the executive chairman of Oruk Anam is still from Oruk and the APC state house of Assembly candidate, Hon. Noah Noah still from Oruk; the 3 persons again are equally from proximate villages and wards, ward 4, 5 and 6 respectively. Imagine what will be of ward 1,2,3,7,8,9,10,11,12 and 13!
Now that the truth is revealed, methink majority of the supporters of the APC candidates will have a change of mind as in all earnest, they only campaign point they had was issue of zoning. None, no not one of them raised the issue of exposure, performance, capacity and gift of oratory, which is a major requirement for lawmaking and by the grace of God abundantly possessed by Rt. Hon. Udo Kierian Akpan.
As I’ve often said, it is irrefutable that using the parameter of zoning, Rt. Hon. Udo Kierian Akpan is favored. Using capacity, none is comparable, using performance, there’s no argument and above all examining God’s grace, the blunder by the APC has already shown the grace of God is still with Rt. Hon. Udo Kierian Akpan and come 2019, we will re-affirm our support for him by giving our 106,000 votes to him and other PDP candidates, we’ve done it before and will do it again!