Sunday, 18 September 2022

Ben Akak: A Leader With A Difference By Ita Bassey

The mammoth crowd that turned out to welcome OtuEkong Engr. Ben Akak during  the APC governorship flag bearer, Senator Bassey Otu Thank-You Tour in Odukpani LGA was not only an indication that he is a true son of the soil, but a reflection of the depth of love and acceptance from his dear people which can be traced to his numerous projects cutting across the length and breadth of Cross River State. 

The epoch making event attended by the crème de la crème as well as candidates contesting for various political offices at the local, state and federal levels was almost hijacked by Ben Akak supporters as spectators gazed in awe at the level of love and loyalty poured out on this great man.

OtuEkong Ben Akak is an epitome of who a true leader should be. His priorities are unambiguous; they are straight, precise and realistic. It is about the people,their welfare, social amenities, the future of the young people, empowering the women and reaching out to the downtrodden in the society.

He is one leader whose generosity is not for self-aggrandisement neither for political crown(rewards).

His activities via the Ben Akak Foundation is apolitical, devoid of tribal or ethnic sentiments cum political affiliations.

Such a leader as Engr. Ben Akak is not only rare in the Nigerian politics but Africa as a whole. He is a leader whose promises are never altered irrespective of circumstances (whether he is favoured afterwards or not).

He is a man Cross Riverians in particular and Nigerians in general should look out for in the nearest future for efficient and effective representation.