Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Why I want to represent Akpabuyo/ Bakassi/Calabar South in the Green Chambers - Emana Speaks Out

Lady Emana Amawhe

Ukorebi Esien | 16th March 2022

Lady Emana Amawhe, a seasoned journalist and former broadcaster with Channels Television has disclosed why she decided to throw in her hat into the ring to represent Akpabuyo/ Bakassi/Calabar South Federal Constituency in the Green Chambers of the National Assembly come 2023.

Disclosing the reasons behind her intentions to contest the federal legislative seat to stakeholders of the People's Democratic Party in Calabar South and Akpabuyo Chapters, Lady Emana said having seen the decadence in the constituency, ranging from the falling standards in education where students now sit on the ground to learn, poor power supply, bad road network and lack of several basic social amenities, she feels instead of complaining, she should step forward to contribute her part towards nation building. She informed that she had previously been involved in philanthropic and humanitarian works in her personal capacity but noted that it wasn't enough to bring the needed change. She said winning a seat in the green chambers will afford her the opportunity to put forth bills that will be people oriented.

Emana also used the opportunity to charge stakeholders to start thinking of avenues to develop the constituency, stating that when the right set of persons are voted into office, the constituency will be developed.

"This is 2022, it is time for Cross Riverians, and the ABC federal constituency to look beyond food on table, look beyond what you get and eat and think of what we are leaving for the next generation, let's begin to think of leaders who do not only have passion to serve but also have the intellectual ability to serve our people." She said.

The legislative hopeful also called on stakeholders to give women a chance, stating that women are good builders who when given the right support can cause great changes in any given society

"Women are more than dancing in and mobilising during campaign rallies they are women who get the job done, as we speak, there's no single woman that represents Cross River State in the National Assembly and it's a disgrace. I am not only aspiring for this because I am a woman,  but as you can all see that I have a rich résumé and by character and knowledge I am more than qualified for the job. My submission is, if we have tried the other gender and most of us still have some question marks, may be it's time to give a woman a chance. A woman who can get the job done, a woman who's ably qualified. I am saying this because, I want things to be different, I want to hold my head high." She said.

In their separate responses, the chapter chairmen of Akpabuyo and Calabar South, Hon. Prince Effiong and Hon. Felix Offiong respectively appreciated her willingness to via for the office while offering prayers to her.
In his remark, Hon. Effiong said Amewh is a rare specie and believes she will make a good representative while stating that the time has come for constituents to start asking questions and holding their representatives accountable. He said for them in Akpabuyo, they are prepared to ask questions not minding whose horse is traded.