Thursday, 6 September 2018

Read full Address of Hon. Bisong as he picks Expression of intent form

| 6th September 2018 |Ukorebi Esien 

Hon. Hillary Bisong of representing Boki 2 in the Cross River State 8th House of Assembly popularly known as Doro Fresh by contstituents has expressed his willingness to once again represent the good people of Boki 2 in the Cross State 9th House of Assembly.

This was demonstrated in his picking of expression of Intent and nomination forms of people's Democratic Party PDP and followed up with an address to his constituents which was made available to TDN.

In his address the handsome lawmaker took time to explain to his constituents why he is seeking to represent them again and how he has faired in the house in the last three years plus.  He also narrated the roles he played in the communal Crisis rocking the constituency and the Boki nation as a whole. 

While giving account of his stewardship the eloquent house member listed over 10 areas where he has been duped the first lawmaker in Cross River State to have accomplished within lean rescources and short space of time.

He went further to advice his supporters to carry out his campaign without infringing on other people's right or using abusive/provocative words.  

Furthermore his advise also went to his party the PDP calling on them to ensure the party files out a candidate with the capacity, experience and network to win an election, stating that gone are the days where wining the party's ticket guarantees automatic victory at the polls.  

He however appologised for areas where he needs to improve on as he promise to work hard in a bid to get better. 

His address reads in full:

"In furtherance to the many calls for me to aspire to continue representing the good people of Boki 2 State Constituency in the Cross River State House of Assembly, CRSHA, I have embarked on consultations with my constituents and followed up by picking the expression of Intent and nomination forms of my party-the PDP.

 In accepting to contest again, I do it with all sense of humility and respect to my people, understanding the immeasurable importance of having a ranking member in the House of Assembly. When the waves  of insecurity started blowing over our Constituency, I did the needful by ensuring that the issues were raised on the floor of the house and a house committee set up to interface with the people. 

When the issue took a new dimension, I ensured that a detachment of Soliders led by CRO Boki 2 in the person of Mr Eramus Ekpang visited the trouble spots to restore peace immediately. As the problem escalated,  Dr Pius Tawo and Myself met with His Excellency the Governor for the deployment of Soliders that were stations at Okundi and patrolling the trouble areas. 

The Constitution of the Judiciary Panel of Enquiry was also our brain child to restore peace. Regrettably, these senseless attrition is still  continuing amongst us.. Thus, insecurity  has recently  been witnessed in the whole of Boki LGA  other LGAs in CRS and in almost all the States in Nigeria.This in itself is a collective failure of leadership especially from the elites, the home, the traditional institutions and even the church. I pledge to continue to engage our communities on the way forward to lasting peace. 

I have listened to the arguments by some persons but let me reminds us that Government is the Legislature,  the Executive and the Judiciary. Hence putting the failure of governance in Boki on my shoulder especially by appointees who are part of the executive arm of government is being unreasonably unfair to me and my constituents.

 In our setting, the job of a legislator is to ensure that you make laws that will have direct benefits to your constituents. This brings to fore one of the bills I sponsored - Social Corporate Responsibility Law for which one of our illustrious daugther gain appointment as SA- Corporate Social  Responsibility to the Governor.

I appeal to all my supporters to refrain from using abusive language against any other aspirant as insults on others don't win you converts. Please campaign with the many first I have recorded in my over 3 years of legislative representation of our constituency since 1999 - till date. The facts speak clearly. 

(1) First House of Assembly Member to organise a town hall meeting 7months into office and there after. 

(2) First House of Assembly Member to produce an action plan for constituency engagement

 (3) First House of Assembly Member to Operate a functional constituency office with a retired Principal as an executive secretary 

(4) First House of Assembly Member to employ constituency liaison officers from each ward 

(5) First House of Assembly Member to have a constituency payroll of over 12 staff monthly. 

(6) First House of Assembly member to inaugurate and have  an advisory committee of elders from each ward

 (7) First House of Assembly Member to do empowerment within 6 months in office 

(8) First House of Assembly Member to train 50 constituents in blue chip skills- Tilling,  Painting,  Plumbing,  Electrical/Electronics, and Decoration/Cake Making

 (9) First House of Assembly Member to partner with NDE in training of  over 70 constituents in different trade skills

 (10) First House of Assembly Member to share 10,000 copies of writing materials to all the secondary schools in our constituency

 (11) First House of Assembly Member to train over 50 constituents in computer operations skill in collaboration with the Catholic church in Ogep Osokom

 (12) First House of Assembly Member to organise a Ditigal Google training for constituents tag Making money from Google

 (13) First time House of Assembly Member with the highest number of bills in the history of Cross River State House of Assembly- This earned me public accolades from the Rt. Hon. Jake Otu Enyia. 

Dear constituents, these I could undertake within the resources available to me. However,  Let me apologize for the things I should have done better while assuring us that like new wine, I shall surely get better with time and age.

For our party the PDP, these are uncertain times for us. Gone are the days when winning the  PDP's ticket guarantees victory hence today we need one with the capacity, experience and network to win an election.

In all, let God's will be done... God bless Boki 2 State Constituency 
God bless the leadership of our party- the PDP

God bless the leadership of our dear state led by Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade.

God bless our dear State- CRS.

Ukorebi Esien blogs for TDN where he tells the Nigerian Story one article at a time without fear or favour.