Friday, 31 May 2019

What you didn't know about Ayade's returned Chief of Staff, Martins Orim

The rising of Martins Orim 

by Elijah Ugani



Hon. Martin Orim was born when his peers were born and hails from Okweriseng Village in Ubang, Alege-Ubang ward of Obudu Local Government of Cross River State.

Martin Orim afternoon he graduated the University of Calabar, he soon graduated from student's unionism into circular politics.

Full of vigour and enthusiasm, he was elected via a consensus to represent his ward as Chapter Treasurer of the People's Democratic Party PDP, Obudu Chapter.

Martin Orim was also appointed as into the Hilltop Committee, a committee that over sees the affairs of the Obudu football club under the leadership of Lady Cecilia Ally as elected Chairman of Obudu Local Government Council between 2004 to 2007.

Shortly after this period, Mr. Justin Ikor Ugbe took over the mantle of leadership of Council as elected Chairman who served between 2007 and 2010, Martin was at time appointed as Special Adviser to the Chairman on Security.

At the expiration of his stay as SA Security to Justin Ikor, his people and political ward found him worthy to represent them at the Obudu Legislative Council between 2010 to 2013.
Having reviewed his antecedents within the council, he was elected as Deputy Leader of the Obudu Legislative Council.

He was again appointed as the Special Adviser to the Chairman on Tourism by Emmanuel Ugbe between 2013 to 2015, a position he held his appointment by Senator Ben Ayade, Governor of Cross River State as his Chief of Staff, between 2015 to 2019.

Prior to the general election, there have been speculative opinions of his possible replacement, but the empathetic Governor has shocked most of his ill willed and fanatics by reappointing Hon. Martin Orim for another four years.

It is undoubtedly Crystal clear that the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Cross River State, Hon. Martin Orim has been actively involved in politicking between 2003 till date.

One unique aspect of his reapportionment that is alien to us who never had the opportunity to know the duo until 2015 is the fact that Martin Orim has been a political son of the Distinguished Senator Ben Ayade, who ever had envisaged his possible replacement, had such thoughts to his or her detriment.

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