Sunday, 25 February 2018

After 8 years of Representation, Speaker Lebo reintroduces self to constituents

|26 February 2018 | Ukorebi Esien

It came as a surprise to many that the number three man in the hierarchy of Cross River State leadership Rt. Hon. John Gaul Lebo,  speaker Cross River State House of Assembly took to his Facebook page to reintroduce himself to members of his constituency. 

Recall that Lebo is a two time legislature in the State House of Assembly who has garnered so much political favour from his political mentor, Sen. Liyel Imoke, former Governor of Cross River State. One of such favours was his return to the house for a second term despite the fact that former governor denied his (Lebo) colleagues such privilege. 

Another was his becoming the speaker of the state house when in the real sense as long as PDP zoning structure in the State was concerned  speakership favoured the south while central was to produce the deputy governor. But Liyel changed the cause of history in other to favour his political protege.

Surprisingly, eight years down his legislative career, speaker Lebo reintroduces himself to his constituents. 
The speaker's Note of introduction on his Facebook page reads in full: 

'My name is Lebo, John Gaul, I am a lawyer by training and practice, I was called to the Nigerian Bar as Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria 20 years ago today. A lot of people who knew me before 2011, knew me as Legal practitioner and lead counsel with Gaul-Gate Law firm Maitama Abuja. Those who knew me from 2011 only know me as politician and legislator. More people only knew me in 2015 as Speaker CRS HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY. But my life is deeper in value and concept than alignment to public office. First of all, I am God's preferred child, Lover of Family, and one with the  heart of service and value culture. Even though alot of people only know my personal history profile in a hurry, my life has always navigated strategically around the coordinates of "The Will of God" . Please Join me to appreciate Jehovah Ebenezer for taking me this far and ask on my behalf for the Grace and Wisdom of humility in the service of God and humanity. #JG.'

Some quarters has it that it is a political strategy Barr. Lebo is using to resale himself ahead of his 2019 house of representatives ambition. 

Whether that is true or not is what I don't know, what I know is that sounds ridiculous that you have lead a people for 8years and this when you want to redefine your narrative. 

Ukorebi Esien
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