Thursday, 14 August 2014

There are suitably qualified materials in Oro - Former Health Commissioner

There are suitably qualified materials in Oro - Former Health Commissioner
A one time Commissioner for health in Akwa Ibom State, Dr. Edet Attih has re-iterated that Oro has enough and eminently capable governorship materials to pilot the affairs of Akwa Ibom State come 2015.

Dr. Attih stated this during an interactive session with journalists at Jovens Garden Hotel in Oron immediately after his inauguration as the Chairman of Elders Advisory Committee of Oro 2015 Movement, a new impact-filled socio-political pressure group in the state, debunked the spurious insinuations that “Oro has no capable aspirant” to put forward for the Akwa Ibom State 2015 gubernatorial race.
According to him, “Oro has enough well-grounded and tested politicians who have the academic, political, economic, social, and technical-know-how to govern Akwa Ibom State next year”.

Dr. Attih who have been in active medical practice for over three decade now with a sordid base in Calabar, Uyo and Oron axis contended that the Oro politician may be starved of democratic dividends, political comradeship and government juicy contracts by some of his associates from other ethnic groups but “definitely not the political clout, dexterity, savvy and charisma to rule Akwa Ibom State”

The former health commissioner and founding member of PDP, AKPF and 1 for 8 Initiative however, expressed enthusiasm  that the clamour  for Oro governor in 2015 and his import on equity, fairness, brotherhood and harmonious co-existence cannot be easily forgotten, even as he maintained that though elective offices are won on numerical and voting strength, divine providence and natural justice could surprisingly enthrone a minority tribe and ethnic nationality on political and elective platforms.

Dr. Attih while disclosing that during his membership of the Akwa Ibom State Executive Council in Obong  Victor Attah’s administration, the then governor anointed him, governor Godswill  Akpabio (then a commissioner) as well as late Head of Service – Obong Eseme Essien in the government house chapel after a solemn assembly session, as potential and prospective leaders from the three ethnic group of Ibibio, Annang  and Oron, however expressed dismay at the seeming loss of memory of the TRIPODAL composition  of Akwa Ibom State particularly, now that it is Oro turn to produce the next governor.

While answering questions, the erudite politician cum medical expert opined that there will be serious crack in the political wall of the state if Oro is denied the governor of the state or schemed out of the race under flimsy and untenable reasons without recourse to the zoning formulae and natural exposition to power shift.

On his interest in the 2015 governorship election, the former health Commissioner confirmed that his interest  in the governorship race in 2015 has been rekindled in a wider proportion, largely influenced by the magnitude of persistent requests by his friends, political associates, professional colleagues, kinsmen, clients and admirers, adding that he, will “very soon”  make public his declaration and consultations.

Asked if he considered himself a suitable material for the office of the governor of the state. Dr. Attih declared, “I think  the press could do well to find that out from my track record, pedigree, antecedents, performance as well as health facilities which were put in place during my tenure, my relationship with those who have come my way and above all my humble role in formation of political organizations in and outside Akwa Ibom State.

Please permit me not to “blow my trumpet” by enumerating all my achievements, kindly find out and report to the people “
In a related development, the progenitor of Oro 2015 Movement, Sir Dr. Edet Ubokulo has been unanimously confirmed as the National Coordinator of the grass socio-political group.

The confirmation was accented to by hundreds of members at a crowded meeting of the Oro 2015 Movement held at Jovens Garden Hotel in Oron last Saturday.

Other members of both the National Exco and Elders Advisory Committee, include Sir Dr Edet Attih, Chairman Apostle (Rev) Peace Anwana Esin – Secretary, Chief (Mrs) Mary Inyang – Treasurer, Elder (Mrs) Jenny Onwineng – National Women Cordinator, Chief Asukwo Bassey Etienan member, Chief E. O. Mosses (The Rock) member, Engr. Effiong O. Eyang – member, Chief KBE Abia- member, Akwaobong anwan Josephine Ekong – member, Prof. Abang Isangedighi – member, Princess Nkoyo Odokwo Bassey member, Elder (Mrs.) Roseline Eyang – member, Sir (Engr.) Etim O. Umana – member, Barr. (Mrs.) Ikwo Obiosio member, Chief (Engr.) E. E. Bassey member, Mr. Godswill O. Ebieme – National Youth Co-ordinator, Elder Etim Oboho, Elder Asuquo E. Ekpa, Prince Ating E. Ikpe, Hon. Esin Ukim Bassey, Chief Asukwo Jonah  Obiosio, Hon. Asuquo Utin, and Elder Joseph Unung among others.

Also inaugurates were: Mr. Samuel E. Freddy – welfare officer, Mrs. Rose E Otuodung – Oron LGA Coordinator, Mr. Michael A. Bassey – Okobo LGA Coordinator, Mr. Victor Mkpofor – Udung Uko, Mr Anietie Fabian Etim – Mbo, Ulap Effiong Oboho for Urue Offong/Oruko, while the Chapter Youth Coordinators include Mr. Godwin Okpo Usuyak – Oron, Pastor Rhema Edemekong – Okobo, Mr Eteka Okon Etim – Mbo, Mr. Nelson Joe Fahakan – Udung Uko and Henry Henry for Urue Offong/Oruko LGA.

Inaugurating the National Executive Council, Elders Advisory Committee, LGA Coordinators and Chapter Youth Leaders, the National Chairman Sir (Dr.) Edet Ubokulo widely known as EDDISCO charged them to brace up and remain formidable for the 2015 task a head of Oro governorship, stressing that a crucial all-embracing meeting for all Exco and members will be held to fashion out official launching on Saturday 16th August, at Jovens Garden by noon, adding that campaign materials acquisition will also be discuss at the meeting. 

Sir (Dr) Edet Ubokulo enjoin them to work as a team to ensure that Oro nation produces the next governor of Akwa Ibom State in 2015

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