Sunday, 21 July 2019

Dan Obo celebrates birthday with strong worded message to Obubra elders

Daniel Obo




...C'River emerging leader reveals why Obubra is under developed, sends message to elders


Ukorebi Esien



Daniel Obo, former DG of Cross River State Recreational Park Agency has sent a very strong and mind blowing message to the people of Obubra Local Government area targeted at the elders of the Local Government Area, even as his birthday message to his people even as he desires to see a new Obubra. 


Mr. Obo who turns 36 today, said he wish to use his birthday to bare his mind against the ills meted on the Local Government Area by it's elders. 

According to Obo, the leadership structure of Obubra should be held responsible for the underdevelopment of the local government. He wondered how after twenty years of political leadership the LG can not boast of an additional, hospital, nor bank, no motorable roads, no hotels nothing as been added to make the LG an urban town. 


"Instead of elders at different levels of leadership to use their offices in bargaining for the collective good and interest of the people, they rather bargain for themselves, their respective and cronies". He lameneted 


"Our leaders in Obubra are self centered. We didn't have two commissioners in the last government because of this same attitude of our people that has made them not to attract any form of development to Obubra, that was why we couldn't have two commissioner in Ayade's first term even when every state constituency had at least one commissioner and Obubra have two state constituencies yet we produced only one commissioner". 


He insisted that the government of the day is not in anyway against the development of Obubra neither has the LG been cut out of the orbit of power as some people are insinuating rather their representatives at various leadership positions have failed the entire Obubra nation.


"Up til now, there is no good hotel in Obubra where people can come for an event and have a comfortable accommodation. You either lodge in Ikom or Yakurr and then return back to Obubra for your event, this is sad.

"As I speak with you, there are two hospitals in Obubra. As large as Obubra is, there is no urban centre and our internal roads are all bad to a point that you cant access some remote villages.

"It is not the issue that government is against us, it is the issue that we have poor representation and bargaining right for the interest of Obubra.

"We have members in the State House of Assembly; you think if they rise up today and move a motion for an urban centre in Obubra it wont be granted? Offcourse we will have it, but they have failed in their bargaining powers.


"The bargain that has to do with Obubra is always a poor one. As youths, we are taking a new lead because we cannot continue to leave with this poor amenities before us forever," he said


He lamented that "statesmanship in Obubra is completely dead", adding that the only time leaders from Obubra gather for a meeting is to discuss about politics.

According to him, when some of the leaders from Obubra leaves office, they go begging for survival, maintaining that there was no development in Obubra.

Obo, informed that the way forward is for the leaders of Obubra to leave up to expectations by having a strong bargaining power for the aggressive development of the area.

He advised those in leadership positions to stop the in-house fighting and work as a team for the interest of the area.

"We need an Obubra that irrespective of party lines, we must gather, think and talk as Obubra.

"In 2023 and going forward, we are building a new Obubra that will take up the leadership structure and erase the issue of underdevelopment in our area.

"We believe in the dream of a new Obubra and collectively as young men, we must braze up, throw up fear and chat a way forward," he said.

Obo, also disclosed that the youth have decided not fold their hands and watching while things go wrong, therefore The New Obubra Project has been initiated. He said the project is geared towards reorientation of young persons while training, equipping, preparing and galvanizing leadership opportunities for these new breed of Obubra emerging leaders. 
According to him, he believes these new bdeed will certainly effect a change. 


Obo revealed that group which is headed by Richard Romanus is currently in touch with some like minds in the leadership cadre of Obubra and it's activities are not enveloped in secrecy.



"We need an Obubra that irrespective of party lines, we must gather, think and talk as Obubra.

"In 2023 and going forward, we are building a new Obubra that will take up the leadership structure and erase the issue of underdevelopment in our area.

"We believe in the dream of a new Obubra and collectively as young men, we must braze up, throw up fear and chat a way forward," he said.


 

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