Saturday, 12 January 2019

2019 State House: Eteng Eteng, Yakurr 1 Man of the moment

As the 2019 general elections draws near, several parties have filed in candidates for various offices with campaigns at Top Gear all in a bid to convince as well as confuse electorates as they file out on election dates to cast their votes in exercise of their franchise, TDN has deemed it fit to single out a man from Africa biggest village, Ugep as her man of the moment in this year's election. 

The choice of Eteng Eteng as the man to watch out for borders on the premise that he is not just a new entrant into the deep waters of active politicking but a youth leader from a party with that believes the youth needs to be heard. And should Eteng win his electoral bid, it will go a long way to be a motivator to other young persons as well as add credence to our electoral processes.

Eteng is young man below fourty and among the few young persons who initially indicated interest to vie for elective offices in various parties within Cross River State, that actually scaled through to become candidates. He had the opportunity of running under any of the big parties but paid deaf ears to their calls because he knows that most of the bug parties are dream killers, they are the graveyards of the ambition of many young aspirants have been lured, or intimidated to step down or rigged out of the process. 

It is based on the aforementioned that Eteng decided to stick to the Young Democratic Party, YDP. A platform where he believes his voice can be heard and from there he can gradually begin a revolution that will sweep across the entire nation. 


Eteng is Passionate about human capacity development with a resolve to empower youth with life skills, Eteng Eteng Edet was born on 9th March 1980. He believes that opportunities if available to the youth, more than half of the population will utilize the opportunity for the betterment of the society.

Born to the family of late Francis Eteng Arikpo, Eteng is an indigene of Aneja in Ijom ward of Yakurr Local Government Area, Cross River State. He is the first son and second child in a family of five and is married with a child.

He attended Bishop King Memorial Primary School and Government Science School, Mayne Avenue, Calabar. He proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University, where he obtained a Diploma in Computer Repairs and Maintenance; and further went to the University of Calabar and obtained a B.EDT, Educational Technology. He embellished his educational qualifications with a certificate in Computer Studies and Application from Pacific Computer and Management College, Calabar.

A proponent of hard work and diligence, Eteng has worked as a project Supervisor for Sheriff and Gold Limited, Calabar and also, Malibu Engineering Company Calabar.

His interest in politics was spurred from his believe that there is a peculiarity in every youth that if identified, polished and harnessed can make in difference in others and the society at large.

As he seeks the office of a representative into the Cross River State House of Assembly precisely the incoming 9th Assembly, it will be one of the greatest undoing for the people of Yakurr one if especially the youths by omission or compulsion or even inducement refuse to vote Eteng in as their representative. In fact it will be a missed opportunity that may never be regained in a life time as the people of Yakurr one yearns for effective representation.

It is based on these, that I am calling on every single young person in Yakurr to rally round the candidacy of Eteng Eteng Edet, as his victory is a victory for all. 

Among all the candidates running for the same office as Eteng, even across the entire state, I am yet to see a man prepared for the business of the house as Eteng. He already knows what he will be doing from day one, down to the first seating till the end of the legislative period. He knows the kind of bills to present that will add value to his people and the state at large, he already know what motions to move and he is down to earth and knows the Yakurr terrian, so he knows the peculiar needs of each ward and he has already started making contacts with foreign donors and support partners for an initiative that will be beneficial to the entire Yakurr nation.  

Eteng need your vote, he needs your support, to realise his dream for Yakurr. With Eteng,  new Yakurr is possible.