Eket Youth Leaders call for peace


Nelson NseAbasi

The Eket Youth Leader Godwin Nduesa has called for peace among warring youths in areas affected by the crude oil spill.

He spoke at the Mobil Staff Residence located at Marina, Eket during one of the peaceful oil spill protests. He assured that he will use his office to ensure that the voice of the youths will be heard, and they will get their entitlements in due time as applicable in other Niger Delta regions.

He also seized the opportunity to debunk false news reports that he connived with other influential personalities in Eket to embezzle money belonging to his people.

However, he assured that the monies for the old and new oil spills will be paid, and when released, the money will disbursed according to due process.

Also speaking, the President of Okon Youth Council Comrade Daniel emphasized his partnership with Godwin Nduesa for progress of Ekid People, and stated their commitment towards effective representation of their youth.

Prince Samuel Willie Edoho-Eket: An option for Eket people in 2015

Nelson NseAbasi

Eket Senatorial District is the trending district on the lips of everyone talking politics in Akwa Ibom state. The region is enjoying claims arising from their marginalization when it comes to the production of a governor of the state, whereas, this is a region that is blessed with the resources that make the state the highest oil producing state in Nigeria, hereby automatic recipient of the highest allocation from the purse of the federation.

It is no more news that the ruling People?s Democratic Party has zoned the seat to Eket Senatorial District, thus motivating many politicians from that part of the state. Many have risen to stake this claim, declaring their interest to contest for various political offices, and some have enjoyed audience from the powers that be.

One of them is Prince Samuel Willie Edoho-Eket, the first son of Chief Edoho-Eket- the former local government Chairman in Eket who has indicated interest in the race to represent Eket Constituency in the state house of assembly. Married with three (3) kids and in his 40?s, Prince has been actively involved in politics from his days as an accomplice of his father. As a local government Chairman in his time his father Chief Edoho-Eket stamped his imprints in Eket, though it may seem like stooping to conquer; Akpo Eket- as he likes to be called by allies, has tossed his hat in the net, and does not care how anyone feels about it in the political circle of Eket as deduced from his slogan ?EKET-AKHA-2015- No Going Back?.

Sparing time for a chat in his home town, he took time to share his vision and source of motivation for the seat, in his words ?what we need in Akwa Ibom are fresh minds manning key positions and vast with innovations. I think the elders in Eket should dream big too, let us have them fill in key positions in the state like producing the next Governor.

If voted into office to represent the people of Eket in Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly, I promise total emancipation of the people, especially the youths, I will ensure that they are mentored and empowered to compete favorably with their counterparts in other Nigerian cities, also helping them enjoy adequate attention like other Niger Delta oil producing cities.

Many people wonder why I hinge on the youths empowerment or why I am aspiring for the office at my age. The simple fact from available statistics shows the youths carry out 90% of the electioneering process; from voter registration, to sensitization, to campaign and the election itself, yet they do not enjoy up to 90% of the dividends of democracy.

I am concerned with the reward of those who pain for the polity, some of whom lose their lives in the process as victims of electoral violence and attacks.

I aspire to represent the youths and give them a voice as one who had felt their pains and knows where the shoe hurts. I offer myself as a motivation to the youth, to inspire them to aspire?.


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