Monday, 16 May 2022

2023: Rotimi Amaechi's Presidential visit to Cross River and its Effect to the State
Rotimi Ameachi in Calabar 






Ukorebi Esien | 12th May 2023




In the wake of the forthcoming presidential election in Nigeria, many of the aspirants have among other states deemed it very crucial to make Cross River State one of their campaign ground as a hand full have visited the state to woo delegates of their various parties ahead of the primary election slated for this month.


One of such visits which shouldn't go unnoticed is that of a one time governor of Rivers State and current minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Rotimi Ameachi which to me was very significant. 

Amaechi's unprecedented visit had several significance which Cross Riverians were supposed to tap into. 

Amaechi is the current minister of transportation and a presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress whose track records in the transport sector are visible to the blind, especially the reintroduction of the railway services into the nation's transportation system.


One notable fact in Amaechi's visit that wasn't visible in the visit of other aspirants across party lines is the crowd in his entourage, not just the crowd but the quality of the people, he was exscouted by over 70% of APC governorship aspirants in the 2019 elections, a large number of both serving and former National Assembly members across the 6 geopolitical zones, which depicts wide acceptability across the country. A large chunk of both serving and former speakers of States Houses of Assembly were also found in his entourage. For me, this shows Amaechi as a man who doesn't forget his friends and his constituency. 

Ameachi, is one of those few politicians in Nigeria with a humble political beginning.
Rotimi started politics as the secretary of the defunct National Republican Convention (NRC) in Ikwerre LGA, Rivers State. Afterwards, he became the Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Sir (Dr.) Peter Odili. Also, he as was a member of the Board of West Africa Glass Industry and RisonPalm Nigeria Limited.

In 1999, he was elected into the Rivers State House of Assembly and eventually became the speaker, Rivers State House of Assembly through Peter Odili's influence.

As speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly, He was the Pioneer and 2 term Chairman of Conference of Speakers of States Assemblies of Nigeria. This gives answer to why Speakers of States Assemblies were in his entourage. 

Amaechi's visit to Cross River State saw him visiting the traditional stool in the state via the Cross River State Traditional Rulers headed by HRM, Etinyim Etim-Okon Edet. 

Amaechi also visited his friend and colleague, Governor Ben Ayade at government house after which he met with stakeholders and party delegates. 


I believe his visit will be a blessing to the state if he emerges president of Nigeria, because he must have been reminded to complete the various projects in the state that relates to his ministry, especially the deep sea port and the dredging of Calabar port. 


See Pictures the visit here: 












Saturday, 14 May 2022

Prof. Itam Hogan Remains Our Muri Munene and Patriarch, But... Efut Nation Traditional Leaders Reacts to Ayade's Sack of their Monarch
Prof. Itam Hogan, Muri Munene and Paramount
Ruler of Calabar South flanked by other chiefs 





The Muri Munene's Council and the Council or the Efut Nation have reacted to the sack of Prof. Itam Hogan by Governor Ben Ayade as their Traditional Ruler, stating that Prof. Itam Hogan still remains their Muri Munene. 



In a press statement signed by some of the council members, they informed the governor that according to the tradition and laws of the Efut Nation, once a Muri Munene is enthroned, he remains the Patriarch of Efut Nation until he transitions to the great beyond. NO other person can be selected in his lifetime. 


The Traditional Council notwithstanding, acknowledged that the Muri Munene may have gone against the laws establishing the Cross River State traditional council, they therefore, pleaded the governor to temper justice with mercy.

While they await the resolution of the impasse between the governor and the monarch, they have in the main while they have unanimously on the 11th of May, 2022, selected HRH, Muri Joseph Bassey Anating-Edem VI, the Clan Head of Efut Ekondo to preside over the affairs of Efut Nation.


The statement by the Monarchs reads in full:

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PRESS RELEASE

The attention of the Muri Munene's Council comprising the eight (8) ancestral clans of the Efut Nation whose prerogative it is to select the Muri Munene of Efut and the Council of Efut Nation, has been drawn to the directives of the Government of Cross River State to its Monarch, the Muri Munene of Efut.

While we accede to the responsibility of the Government to maintain law and order, there is also the peace component of its task to ensure. We pray that justice should be tempered with mercy. Enthronement and Government recognition are mutually exclusive; the former is a tenet of tradition while the latter is a gesture of respect by the ruling government. 

Whereas the government has its constitutional duty to protect and same is on course; and whereas, there is a need to safeguard the customs, norms and traditional values of Efut Nation by its natives; We the undersigned Heads and Representatives of the Eight (8) ancestral clan of Efut Nation relying on the provisions of the Constitution of Muri Munene's Council of 1974, Article VI A Sub 1 & 2 which to state as follows: "The Muri Munene shall be the President of the Council to be assisted by a Clan Head. He shall hold his office for a lifetime as well as his Vice".

Also, the 1996 rules and conditions to be fulfilled before the conferment of the title of Muri on new Clan Heads state as follows: "These are the rules and conditions laid down by the original eight Efut Clans (Ekondo, Abua Odukpani, Ibonda, Abua Calabar, Ifako, Abua Isu-Ekom Akpabuyo, Ukem and Mkpara) for themselves and future descendants of the eight clans, which supersedes all former written or unwritten ones". 

MURI MUNENE "Only Muris of the eight original Efut Clans can select one of them to become Muri Munene".

Stemming from the above, we wish to state as follows: Only Muris of the Eight (8) original (ancestral) Efut Clans can select one (1) of them to become Muri Munene. That the Muri Munene once enthroned, as in the case of Muri Munene Prof. Itam Hogan Itam Nyam Nnakor, remains the Patriarch of Efut Nation until he transitions to the great beyond. NO other person can be selected in his lifetime. That on the 11th of May, 2022, the ancestral Clan Heads, have unanimously, owing to the recent development, selected HRH, Muri Joseph Bassey Anating-Edem VI, the Clan Head of Efut Ekondo to preside over the affairs of Efut Nation until the anticipated resolution of the impasse. That we make this resolution in good faith for the peaceful cohesion and progress of Efut Nation.

Signed:
HRH, Muri Amambo Ekpenyong Nsa  (Efut Abua Odukpani)

HRH, Muri Ita Okokon Mesembe (Efut Ibonda) 

HRH, Muri Joseph Bassey Anating-Edem VI (Efut Ekondo)

HRH, Muri Bassey Nyong Etim (Efut Ifako)

HRH, Muri Itam, Itam Hogan  (Efut Ukem)

HRH, Muri-Elect Asuquo Edem Essien (Efut Mkpara)

HRH, Muri Boco Ekpo (Efut Abua Isu-Ekom, Akpabuyo)

HRH, Muri Ebuka Edet Eyo (Efut Abua, Calabar South)





Friday, 13 May 2022

Ben Akak Finally Speaks After Supporters Gave Him 24hrs Ultimatum
Engr. Ben Akak


In less than 24hours after some supporters of a leading Gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the All Progressive Congress, Engr. Ben Akak wrote an open letter to him issuing a 24hour ultimatum requesting he goes ahead to contest the party's primary elections despite the consensus arrived at by some stakeholders of the party, the young philanthropist this afternoon has replied to their letter with a heartwarming message 

The group also demanded he takes a second option of defecting from the party or face a mob action within 24 hours. 


The letter by the group which was widely circulated had caused a lot of stir within the political sphere. 


Engr. Akak's letter reads in full: 


PLEASE KINDLY BEAR WITH ME AND ABIDE BY THE DECISION I HAVE TAKEN WHICH IS IN THE OVERALL INTEREST OF OUR GREAT PARTY, SOUTHERN CROSS RIVER STATE, AND THE ENTIRE CROSS RIVER STATE.



My attention has been drawn to a viral message on the media space signed by about 34 heads of different support groups who supported my efforts at becoming the next governor of Cross River State after Gov. Ben Ayade, wherein, I was given 24hrs ultimatum to either purchase the APC nomination form to participate in the forthcoming Primaries, or the alternative, decamp to another party to participate fully in the electoral process.

While I acknowledge the rights of these group leaders and their groups to agitate and ask that I push further, I want to please, appeal for calm and suspension of every action(s) that may stand against the interest of the party.  I understand what you are currently passing through. Like what you wrote in your letter of demand, I understand the humiliation you may be passing through in the hands of those who do not see beyond their nose and may have taken our peaceful disposition as weakness.

Like I said in my earlier message, I firmly stand by the decision of the Leader of the party, His Excellency, Gov. Ben Ayade and other party elders in arriving at a consensus that Sen. Prince Bassey Otu should become the APC Gubernatorial Candidate in 2023.

I have taken this decision in good faith and in the best interest of the All Progressives Congress Party in Cross River State, Southern Cross River State and for the fact that I strongly believe that it is God that crown Kings. 

My venturing into politics is to serve and not to be served. To impact lives and contribute my quota to the overall wellbeing of the citizens of the state and Nigeria at large. That is why I am of the strong believe that Politics should never be a do or die affair and must be played with ethics. Ethical politics will at all times allow us to disagree to agree and on this, I have decided whole heartedly to agree with the consensus that produced Sen. Prince Bassey Otu and had already shown that by sending my congratulatory message across, my word is my bond.

To my supporters, I respect you all. My promise to address you all in a later date is still very fresh in my heart. I am currently consulting widely with stakeholders and shall brief you all on what next we should do very soon. I want to remind us that the bond that has kept us for the past 3 to 4 years campaigning and remaining faithful to this cause, goes beyond politics and I shall by the Grace of God, be there for you all through the unmerited Grace of God, as He grants us the enablement.

I pray that we all remained blessed as what you are passing through now is just temporary, and a storm in a tea cup, it shall soon pass away. Heb 10:35-36. God bless you all. 

I love you all.
Engr. Ben Akak


Recall that immediately after the leadership of the All Progressives Congress announce the consensus selection of Prince Bassey Edet Otu as the party's choice for the ticket, Engr. Ben Akak sent out a congratulatory message, congratulating him and the party which he said he was satisfied with the outcome. 

His message to his supporters this afternoon will indeed put to rest several concerns as to if the humanitarian will abide by his congratulatory message to Prince Otu and not contest the election.


Thursday, 12 May 2022

2023: Omini Set to Reposition Yakurr 1State Constituency, as He Summits Interest Form
Onini Submitting his Form 



With turn out of events in Cross River State Political Climate, a former Special Assistant to the Governor on Security (Yakurr LGA), Cyril Omini, has said expressed his interest in repositioning the constituency by submitting his filled and completed nomination and expression of interest form.


Omini a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC seeks to represent Yakurr 1 State Constituency at the Cross River State House of Assembly come 2023. 

Speaking to the press shortly after submitting the forms on Tuesday May 10, 2022 at the State Secretariat in Calabar, he said; "After due consultation, with the consideration of the leadership of the APC in Yakurr 1 State Constituency, I took this bold step and responded to the call of my people to represent and serve them.

"The support from the party leadership, grassroots and other critical stakeholders ahead of the party's primary is overwhelming and I can't afford to disappoint them if I clinch the party's ticket.

"I am the most acceptable and preferred aspirant with daunting credentials and exposure as well as enjoying the support of the grassroot and am ready to serve my people"

Speaking further on why he has chosen to throw his hat into the ring, he said, "true vision and desire to serve should be selfless, devoid of acrimony and divisions. We are people destined for greatness, thus, this is the time to reset our focus, change the narratives and reposition the future of our dear constituency."

Shortly after submitting the forms, he hosted his supporters who accompanied him to the party Secretariat.

While addressing them (supporters), he expressed satisfaction with the level support, he has from party leaders, friends within and outside Yakurr and party faithfuls

In their separate remarks, they said Mr Omini has been faithful in the little he was given and expressed optimism that he will do better if he eventual wins the general election, which they are confident, he will with their full support.

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He has all it takes to win the House of Assembly election in Yakurr I, if the party leadership and delegates supports him to win the primaries

As a loyal, dutiful and committed supporter of Governor Ben Ayade and an core party (APC) member, he has impacted the lives of many positively among whom includes women (widow), aged, disabled, vulnerable and the youth as well as the students among others.
C'River 2023: Controversy Trails As C'River PDP Gubernatorial Aspirant Denies Consensus
RT. Hon. Daniel Asuquo, Dansuki


Asuquo Cletus Felix |11th May 2022






As the 2023 general elections draws near, a front line governorship aspirant on the Umbrella of the People's Democratic Party PDP, Rt Hon Ntufam Daniel Asuquo, popularly called Dansuki has rejected the purported  consensus reached by southern aspirants of the PDP.


Reacting to the rumour of the said consensus arrived at the instance of a former governor of the state, Mr Donald Duke, where the Chancellor of Arthur Jarvis University, Sir, Arthur Jarvis was said to have emerged, Dansuki, through his campaign Director General Inyang Ibala Aka Dumbra  On Monday, informed newsmen that said meeting and its outcome was a 'wild goose chase' by an infamous sociocultural group whose membership cuts across different political parties. 

He said such a compromised group goofed in attempting to impose a candidate on the party. Stating that nobody will have the privilege of imposing anyone on the electorates as the system will not allow it stand. 

The DG added that it was important that all aspirants or candidate in elections understand that the current electoral act, stipulates that for any consensus to be effective, the people involved must fill one form and swear an affidavit attach to it and sign.

The press statement read by Mr. Yibala titled, 'We are not part of any Conaensus', reads thus:

"The African, nay Nigerian and even Cross River State's, social and cultural milieu allows for bonding, sustained relationships, and unity of purpose that promotes oneness and community development. They radiate with clear-cut vision and strategic means towards achieving set goals. Sometimes it becomes skewed with parochial interest of community members against basic norms.

Given this background, one would have expected that a meeting of a socio-cultural group under the aegis of Cross River Southern Community Elders' Forum would have restricted their scope of operation to specifics rather than stray into contentious areas which do not fall under their purview. Or how would one describe a meeting of the said group called at the instance of His Excellency, Mr. Donald Duke, and dominated by a sectional ethnic interest, to address political issues bordering on a multiplicity of aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party if not to undermine the interest and insult the sensibilities of the good people of Cross River State who deserve the right to enthrone a candidate of their choice?

So, the wild goose chase embarked upon by this infamous socio-cultural group comprised of members of different but notable political parties, goofed in attempting to impose a candidate on our great party, the PDP.

While we remain patriotic community members and resolute in blazing the trail to deliver on people-oriented policies and programmes, we dissociate ourselves from this flagrant incursion into our party's transparent democratic processes. The relevant provision of the PDP constitution, the party's primary guidelines for electing candidates, the 2021 Electoral Act, and other extant laws, severally and collectively frown at the imposition of candidates through any guise.

The governorship aspiration of our principal, Rt. Hon. Daniel Asuquo, is not limited to the Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State. His political influence cuts across the entire state by virtue of his verifiable legacies, his mass appeal even in the market square, on the streets and in the hinterland- all teeming with people who yearn for the manifestation of his well laid out campaign promises.

The processes of electing candidates for the 2023 general elections are on course and we are not ready to disappoint our delegates or make a mockery of our party supporters or the good people of Cross River State as we progress with the scheduled timetable, and count down to the party's primaries and, God willing, to the 2023 general elections.

Signed:
Mr. Yibala Inyang
Campaign DG


Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Bursted: How Ayade Secretly Purchased Both Presidential and Senatorial Forms Ahead of 2023 Elections
Governor Ben Ayade 



If the list of Senatorial Aspirants for Cross River State Sighted by or Correspondent would be relied upon, then the Governor of Cross River State, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade  has secretly purchased the All Progressives Congress(APC) Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms for both the Senate and Presidency.

According to a document spotted by TDN, his name was spotted in a register for Senatorial Aspirants from Cross River State who have purchased the party's forms.







Recall that Ayade had on through the party in the state barred other aspirants for the governorship seat from purchasing the Expression of interest and Nomination form stating that the state will purchase just one form and he tricked all aspirants to wait till the last minute before he announced Sen. Prince Bassey Otu as his consensus aspirant leaving little or no room for other aspirant to purchase forms. 

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The governor had on Monday May 9, 2022 taken delivery of a presidential Expression of interest and Nomination Forms of the same political party, said to have been purchased for him by a group in Calabar.  It is however unclear how the Governor plans to submit two forms in flagrant disregard for the provisions of the Electoral Act (as amended)
Ayade sack Paramount ruler of Calabar South, Prof. Itam Hogan




Cross River governor Prof Ben Ayade has ordered the immediate withdrawal of certificate of recognition of the Paramount Ruler of Calabar South Local Government Area, Prof Itam Hogan Itam for dabbling into partisan politics and to allow him participate full in politics.

The order convening the certificate withdrawal is contained in a letter addressed to the embattled paramount ruler dated 11th May, 2022 and signed by the Special Adviser to the governor on Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Adoga, Ifop Victor.

The letter said with this, the paramount ruler cease to be so recognised and cannot operate as such forthwith. Consequently, the government has directed Itam to surrender his certificates of recognition to the Department of Chieftaincy Affairs, Governor's Office, Calabar immediately.

The letter reads " following the report of the panel set up by the Cross River State Traditional Rulers Council (CRSTRC) and the approval of His Excellency, you have been removed as the village head, Clan head of Ukem and Paramount Ruler of Efuts with immediate effect to enable you go ahead to do your partisan politics. "You therefore ceased  to be so recognised and cannot operate as such forthwith.



It is learnt that Prof Itam Hogan Itam was a part of the People's Democratic Party PDP Southern Senatorial District caucus that recently met and chose one of its governorship aspirant, Mr Authur Jarvis as the party's consensus candidate for  Cross River South for the 2023 governorship election, an act contrary to the edict establishing the state traditional rulers council.

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 Meanwhile Efut Combined Assembly, the apex decision making body of the Efuts presided over by Muri Munene Maurice Okon Eyo, the Supreme head of Efut Combined Assembly and president, Calabar South local government Traditional Rulers Council has thanked Governor Ben Ayade for promptly intervening in the matter which it described as a right step in the right direction and to deter further occurrence.

  A release signed by the Secretary General of Efut Combined Assembly,Ndabu Dr Godwin Bassey has called on all sons and daughters of Efut both at home and the diaspora and other members of the public to remain calm and go about their businesses as the people of Efut will soon  present their leader to government for recognition.

Monday, 9 May 2022

Breaking C'River 2023: Prince Otu Emerges Cross River APC Consensus Candidate





The former Senator representing the Southern Senatorial district and frontline gubernatorial aspirant, Senator Prince Bassey Otu has emerged the consensus candidate of the Cross River All Progressive Congress.

In an unanimous decision by Party stakeholders and aspirants, Prince Otu was nominated the consensus candidate of the party.

The meeting which took place in Transcorp Hotel, Abuja had in attendance Governor Ben Ayade, State chairman and exco, and all the gubernatorial aspirants under the platform of the  All Progressive Congress.

This consensus is not unconnected to the Peoples demand for a selfless leader with outstanding developmental and empowerment track records
C'River 2023: Jarvis Emerges PDP Consensus Aspirant, As Southern Leaders Meet
Sir, Arthur Jarvis, PDP Consensus Gubernatorial 
Aspirant 




Ukorebi Esien | 9th May 2023

As the 2023 gubernatorial election takes the center stage in the polity of things in Cross River State, leaders and elders of the Southern Senatorial District under the leadership of HE Mr Donald Duke met last night to decide on a consensus aspirant for the South. 


The meeting that had all 9 aspirants from the Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State in PDP present saw Sir, Arthur Jarvis emerged victorious after a heated session that lasted over 5 hours. 

An inside source present at the meeting which was held in the home of the former governor said all aspirants were given ample opportunity to present their manifesto as well as address the elders drawn from the 7 local government areas in the Southern District of the State. 

According to our source who pleaded anonymity since he has not been authorise to speak on behalf of the forum, the meeting started with the Ex-Governor drawing the attention of the 9 aspirants to the fact that one of them could become governor of Cross River state and on the reverse, none of them could be governor if they don't sit as a family to amicably handle the issue of consensus. He further stated that the 9 of them going into the party's primary election will split the votes from the South, so it was better the South as a community produce a unity aspirant in one person to represent the interest of the community to avoid the South losing out. This stance was said to have been unanimously agreed upon by all aspirants and elders/leaders present. They said since all aspirants seeks to serve the community, therefore, the community should choose who will represent them. 



Our source informed that some aspirants had initially objected to the idea of consensus but were made to understand that they cannot be bigger than their roots. That they seek to represent a people, therefore the must have a say in who represents them in the general election. 

Speaking during the meeting, Ambassador Nkoyo Toyo, one of the aspirants had requested for a gender-friendly decision to be reached at the meeting, stating that Cross River State should have the opportunity of producing the first female governor, but she was informed that the race wasn't a gender race but the zone must produce a credible and sellable aspirant that will win elections both during primary and general elections. 

Another aspirant, also complained that some of the aspirants had been in government for over 27 years with no value added to the community or the state. He added that if some of these persons had done well there would be no need for him to contest the guber seat. But due to these ineffectiveness and lack of community-building spirit of these aspirants, he is forced to join the race to make a difference. 





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Our source added that the meeting became so stiff with none of the aspirants agreeing to step down. At this point, the ex-governor, Donald Duke sorts the permission of the forum to have a private meeting with only the aspirants. After the private meeting where there was still no headway and possible agreement for a step-down, the entire elders/leaders present including the aspirants agreed on the casting of votes. 

It was reported that one of the aspirants, the Senator representing Cross River Southern Senatorial District, Sen. Gershom Bassey staged a walkout at some point during the meeting which angered the elders who saw it as insulting and a parade of pride and self-ego. Our source added that one of the elders present demanded to know if Gershom was bigger than the community he seek to govern? Stating that the remaining aspirants had shown a high level of maturity, humility, commitment to community building and willingness to lead the people. 

Duke and others during the meeting at his residence 

Nkoyo Toyo, Imah Agodeke and other aspirants
And stakeholders at the meeting 


Duke and some aspirants and elders during the meeting 

Some aspirant and Southern Elders during the meeting at Duke's residence 


The results of the votes cast were as follows: 

Eyo Okpo-Ene, Sen. Gershom Bassey, Barr Efiok Cobham, Emmanuel Nsa, and Mrs Imah Nsa Adegoke all got 1 vote each while Engr. Coco Bassey clinched 2 votes and Rt. Hon. Daniel Asuquo got 4 votes with Ambassador Nkoyo Toyo going home with 9 votes and Sir Arthur Jarvis gathered a whooping 12 votes to win the day. 

The result of the election for a consensus aspirant means Sir Arthur Jarvis, the Chancellor of the Arthur Jarvis University will be the unity aspirant for the south in the Peoples Democratic Party as they approach the May 23rd date of the party's primary elections for gubernatorial aspirants. 

Eyo Okpo-Ene, Engr. Coco Bassey and Sen. Gershom Bassey keenly observing during the meeting at Duke's residence 

Rt. Hon. Daniel Asuquo, Dansuki smiling during the meeting at Duke's residence 


TDN also gathered from independent sources that the emergence of Arthur Jarvis as the consensus aspirant might make the race easy for the south to clinch the party's ticket as there have been some insinuations that Sen. Sandy Onor of the Central Senatorial district who is also eyeing the plumb seat had said he will contest the 2023 guber elections despite the Southern Agenda agitation as long as Sen. Gershom Bassey is in the race. Many believe that Onor's guber ambition is targeted towards ensuring the rumoured three wise men agreement of Donald Duke, Liyel Imoke and Gershom Bassey ruling the state one after the other does not see the light of the day. 

It is believed that the emergence of Jarvis as the preferred Southern Aspirant is a welcome development which may be needed in facilitating the process of other aspirants from other senatorial districts to drop their ambition and collapse their structure joining forces with Jarvis to defeat APC in the general elections which is the overall interest and objective of the party. 

Ransome Odey Wants Quality Representation Fir Ikom 1 in 2023


Even before he found himself serving as State Security Adviser in 2017, Ransome Odey was quite a popular name in the Central Senatorial District of the State due to his level-headedness with business operators and people of other ethnic nationalities in the area.

Ransome Odey is a well known, well behaved and sociable person who shares great interpersonal relationships with people of diverse backgrounds across the length and breadth of Cross River State. He has thrown his hat into the ring to represent the good people of Ikom 1 in the Cross River State House of Assembly in 2023 in the next dispensation.

According to him, Ikom is the economic capital and nerve centre of Central Cross River State with abundant resources waiting for a man with a will and heart to harness the opportunities the people yearn for. By this, he is offering himself to the call of the people of Ikom 1 who are beckoning on him in their numbers to bring the kind of representation the constituency desires.

As State Security Adviser (Central) to the Governor of Cross River State, Ransome has been able to liaise with the various security apparatus of the military and paramilitary structures to restore calm and reduce to the barest minimum, the social threats which the once turbulent zone was known for. 


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From communal hostilities to other forms of disturbances, the Yala Nkum born Ransome is usually at the forefront of calling for the negotiation/reclamation of peace and security in the central senatorial district of the State. As SA Security, he did excellently well and received commendations from the young and old and several other bodies around the State.

This time he seeks to represent his people, the good people of Ikom 1 in the Cross River State House of Assembly, an opportunity he thinks will enable him to leverage on in bringing result-oriented representation.

Support Ransome Odey for Cross River State House of Assembly for Ikom 1 State Constituency.