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Hilary Bisong in trouble as, stronger force emerges for state house job



| 2 June 2018 | Ukorebi Esien

Trouble looms as the chances of the honorable member representing Boki 2 state constituency in the Cross River State House of Assembly, Hon. Hilary Bisong returning to the house is being threatened by the emergence of an opposition whom political pundits believe to be a stronger force.


According to an article stumbled upon by our correspondent, the political atmosphere of the state house constituent had been quiet and calm as everyone had started rallying support for the incumbent Bisiong to return for his second term, until recent development where 'a stronger force' has emerged.


The author of the said article had expressed worries over "the loud unappreciative silence and feet dragging of Boki 2 constituents towards the 2019 election. But said that the same constituents had I'm circles of threes and fours, gathered to express their dissatisfaction about their representation in the state house alleging that some have even raised this worry on social media platforms. "Others just decided to watch and follow the wind to whatever direction it goes. But none is willing to dare to change the status quo". 


Introducing the emergence of the new contender for the legislative seat, the author said, Mr Patrick Osang Ewama a native of Katchuan Irruan as come as a blessing, an answer to the prayers of many and has given "hope and a Choice to choose from. It is no longer a position to pick but a position to contest for as one of the youngest, very responsible and illustrious son of the constituency has indicated interest to represent Boki 2 constituency in Cross River State House of Assembly". 

The said article reads in full:

'Alas! Boki is traveling the road of interesting democratic politics. Young men are coming out of their shell to vie for positions in all levels of satisfaction. The aesthetics of Democracy is the ability to select your leaders from the wide range of available choices. This way, one can hold them accountable for any mishap in governance within their jurisdiction.  


While Boki constituency 1 is experiencing the most interesting times in their political history with the increasing aspiration of her constituents to vie for the State House of Assembly election in 2019, Boki 2 on the other hand had been worried about the loud unappreciative silence and feet dragging of her constituents towards the same election. In circles of threes and fours, people have gathered to express their dissatisfaction about their representation, some have even raised this worry on social media platforms. Others just decided to watch and follow the wind to whatever direction it goes. But none is willing to dare to change the status quo.


Today, there seem to be hope and a Choice to choose from. It is no longer a position to pick but a position to contest for as one of the youngest, very responsible and illustrious son of the constituency has indicated interest to represent Boki 2 constituency in Cross River State House of Assembly.

The Lagos born Boki son Mr Patrick Osang Ewama, native of Katchuan Irruan came as a blessing to the prestigious family of Mr.James Ewama Benedict and Mrs Grace Onah. He attended one of the most disciplined Primary schools in Lagos at that time, Ayetoro Primary school, wrote his SSCE at Government S secondary School Kuje in Abuja, holds an HND in Accounting from Dorben Polytechnic, Abuja and  a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management. He went further with his academic exploits and is today, a Chartered Accountant, an Associate Cost and Management Accountant (ACMA), a certified Management Accountant (CMA) with 15 years experience in both private and public sectors.

Currently, he is the Head of Finance and Accounts (South South), The Presidency, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Through this office, as a philanthropist and a responsible Boki son, he influenced the donation of relief materials meant for disaster victims and made it available to Boki LGA during intra and inter constituency crisis and even now, the silent and humble achiever has been very instrumental in ensuring the welfare of affected victims.

As a humanitarian and member of Rivers State Bakassi Returnees and Resettlement Committee, Patrick Ewama   contributed immensely to ensure that the Returnees were adequately catered for. 

His interest in politics is more of service than self-seeking which has prompted his decision to bring in his wealth of knowledge, wisdom and experience in people oriented programs into service with his impressive educational and intellectual pedigree to the State House of Assembly for the benefit of Boki 2 constituents  and Cross River State at large.

God bless Boki Constituency 2.
God bless Cross River State'.

Hon. Bisong is one of the youngest, smart and intelligent faces, that have occupied the state house of assembly and only recently, the Cross River State house of Assembly was awarded the best house of assembly in Nigeria. What is worrisome now is what was the indices used as in measuring their performance as a house? This question emanates from the fact that just like Bisong's  case, almost every constituency seems not to be satisfied with the performance of their members.

Is there a disconnect somewhere or is the award just one of those paid media hype for the selfish purpose of promoting somebody somewhere? 


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

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