Saturday, 11 August 2018

6 Reasons Why Sen. Owan Enoh Should Withdraw From the Governorship Race

11 August, 2018 | Ukorebi Esien


An Abuja based Cross Riverian and Pastor have called on the current senator representing Central Senatorial District, Senator John Owan Enoh to shelf his Gubernatorial ambition for 2019.

The Yakurr born Clergy made this known in a statement shared with TDN. The Fearless Man of God gave 6 cogent reasons why the senator should not gun for the gubernatorial position in the forthcoming election.

The statement reads in full: 

Constitutionally, Sen. Owan Eno has every right to vie for the gubernatorial seat of Cross River State. However, while it is lawful for him to contest, it's not expedient for the following reasons:

 1. Reasonable Cross Riverians see his interest in the seat as mere ambition. And it is arguably true that it takes an ambitious man Owan to seek to oust a change agent like Ayade.


 2. One term is not enough to adjudge Ayade as underperforming when compared to the 8 years term of past governors, and so any campaign targeted at unseating him will definitely be ill-conceived. As it is universally agreed, you don't change a winning team. 


3. Ayade's quest for the second term is purposeful and of great necessity for the state. I sincerely submit that there is no purpose from any aspirant that is of greater necessity than Ayade's for now.


 4. The time is not due for Owan. If he can wait till 2023, then he will definitely have a good outing but not 2019. 

5. Cross Riverians are enthusiastic about Ayade's industrialization of the state and wouldn't want the ongoing projects to be abandoned like Tinapa.


 6. It will be a brazen demonstration of sabotage of the future of the state for him to contest against Ayade. 

Consequently, I implore him to demonstrate the spirit of camaraderie by joining hands with Ayade to make his re-election sure. It's my opinion, he can do otherwise, but he should rest assured, he will waste money".



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