2023 Guber: Strong agitations for Ikot Ekpene senatorial district to produce the next governor raises serious tension in A’Ibom By Divine Sam.

What ears have heard mouth behold?

Akwa Ibom State currently has become so wild for political ambushing and expenditure for analysis ahead of the 2023 decision.

The latest one has already been constituted by some members of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the NUJ, Akwa Ibom State Council who spontaneously spending some money worth hundreds of thousands of naira from their pockets, buying drinks and other consumables items to energized them as they deliberate on Guber race in the state and the zoning formula was the topic of discussion.

They assessed the governorship aspirants from the Uyo senatorial district of which the gubernatorial election is assumed to have been zoned to.
The debate although quite interesting when assessing the aspirants from their onions, whoever they would be are yet to be known.

In breaking down the argument, there seems another unavoidable debate that proposes that Ikot Ekpene senatorial district be allowed to begin afresh turn of another tenure as Governor. for justice, equity and fairness to dwell in Akwa Ibom State.

The progenitor of this argument rooted down an interesting fact that should be unbiasedly put into consideration. He opined that for the fact that Uyo senatorial district began their first turn through the erstwhile governor Mr. Victor Attah who handed over to senator Godswill Akpabio of Ikot Ekpene senatorial district in 2007 and in 2015 Akpabio hand over to Udom Emmanuel of Eket senatorial district who is still governing till 2023, therefore, if it must be followed in proper direction, it will be the turn of Ikot Ekpene senatorial district to begin a fresh term.

“Why should Uyo senatorial district continue to be the first? People actually waited for Uyo senatorial district and they took their first others, took second and third. Maturity, Consideration and mutual justice demands that when you took first, you should wait let the people that took the last and the second, and now that Eket senatorial district is on the last scheduled, Ikot Ekpene senatorial will begin, Eket will follow then Uyo senatorial district can now go”

This argument recently brought up by a very reliable philanthropist who for security reasons his identity will not be disclosed. He said ” this is exactly what will happen and nobody has a choice”

He also said, “every greater society evolved from the village. Even in osusu contributions, there are rules? If the first person carries the first turn, he can never be the same person to carry it again even when all other person has taken their turns and that is the natural law that goes with justice.”

Again when you look at it properly, it is not tenable and it is justifiable for Ikot Ekpene senatorial district to come back first because of the development and the fast infrastructure. if Ikot Ekpene senatorial district stay out of power for 16 years, everything will collapse, Akwa Ibom State will go into to Public-Private Partnership (PPP) such that a widow who hustles to make ends meet in the palm oil-producing factory in the village will not be able to benefit.

The sitting governor Mr Udom Emmanuel is running a PPP administration so let somebody with the heart of gold and God-fearing come in and do the needful and the person is going to come from Ikot Ekpene senatorial district.

He said Ikot Ekpene senatorial district doesn’t need preparation but be ready when an Ikot Ekpene man will be mandatorily sworn in come May 2023.

The question now is how? is this going to be possible?

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