Sunday, 24 June 2018

2019 Reps Election: "Take The Money And Vote Odukpani" - Ayade's DG advise constituents



As the 2019 general elections and the battle for who wins the House of Representative seat to represent Odukpani and Calabar Municipality local government areas of Cross River State in the green chambers draws near, a stakeholder from the constituency and the Director General of Cross River State Signage and Advertisement Agency (CRISSAA), Mr. Stanley Nsemo has called on constituents to give their votes to any aspirant from Odukpani Local Government Area while they are free to collect monies from those from Calabar Municipality.


The one time State House of Assembly aspirant made this in a Facebook post while addressing what he terms injustice in political arena of his constituency.


The Calabar Municipality born politician disclosed that he was part of a meeting where an agreement was reached that come 2019 the Federal seat should be zoned to Odukpani Local Government Area.

He went on to stress that his statement stems from his believe that the right thing should be done. He however, expressed shock how the truth is quickly put away in order to justify personal and selfish ambitions. 

'No one ambition is greater than the sum. No one person's future is better than our collective future. This is fact! ...While it is everybody's constitutional right to aspire for any position, it is also our constitutional duty to uphold the very integrity of our people. Not everything that is legal is right...This is a perfect example of that' He added


This is Nigeria and we must put away those things that  bring discord. He warned 

Mr. Stanley Nsemo's statement reads in full: 

'I was there when Odukpani and Calabar Municipal jointly agreed to give Calabar Municipal their last term. At the time, I was battling for my House of Assembly ticket.

I have great respect for every political candidate running for Federal House of Representatives. However, we must all submit ourselves to simple agreements that ensures the peaceful and equitable growth of these two local government areas.

This has nothing to do with capacity (each and every candidate brings their own strengths and weaknesses), it's a matter of doing the right thing. I am amazed at how quickly we put away the truth to justify our own ambitions. 
No one ambition is greater than the sum. No one person's future is better than our collective future. This is fact!

This is Nigeria and we must put away those things that  bring discord.

While it is everybody's constitutional right to aspire for any position, it is also our constitutional duty to uphold the very integrity of our people. Not everything that is legal is right...This is a perfect example of that!

Ponder this;

Are we as a people incapable of keeping our agreements? 

When and where does this fluid truth stop? 

If I cannot keep my agreement with a people, what makes you think I will keep my agreements with YOU?

Isn't our politics mature enough for us to hold people to their words? 

If we decide to set aside that which was agreed, don't you see that you are making room for chaos?

If money is the reason for our convenient laps in memory and mortality, then I echo the words of MKO in saying;

"People take the money but do the right thing...It is your money, take it!" 

Please do that which is good for the many!

TAKE THE MONEY AND VOTE ODUKPANI!

Stanley BOYCE Nsemo

Let the arrows begin!


The Blogger's Thought:

I love the vocality and naturality of Mr. Nsemo, but what bothers me are: 
1. Nsemo is from Calabar Municipality, and definitely his people will see him as a sell out or betrayer. And as such there will be a lot of back lashing and pressure for him to back down on his stands.

2. I wonder how many will queue behind to ensure the right thing is done?

3. How prepared is Nsemo to face the battle ahead and how long can he withstand the heat? 



Ukorebi Esien blogs for TDN where he tells the Nigerian story one article at a time.

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