MAGINALIZATION OF WARD EIGHT (8) IN CALABAR MUNICIPALITY: A PASSIONATE APPEAL TO CORRECT THE IMBALANCE FOR THE GOOD OF OUR GREAT PARTY APC IN THE 2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS
Right from the beginning of this political dispensation in 1999, Ward Eight (8) has been deprived of key substantive positions in every strata of government, from the Local Government, State and Federal levels.
FOR ELECTIVE POSITIONS:
NO ONE from the Ward has been elected Chairman or even Vice Chairman of the Local Government.
NO ONE has been elected as a member of the State House of Assembly.
NO ONE has been elected as a Member of the National Assembly, etc.
FOR APPOINTIVE POSITIONS:
NO ONE has been appointed as a Commissioner in the State. Not even in the Boards or Agencies.
NO ONE has been appointed as a Director General or even as a Chairman of a Board or parastatal.
POLITICAL ANAYLSIS OF POSITIONS IN ZONE TWO (2) (WARD 6 – 10) IN CALABAR MUNICIPALITY WHERE THE STATE PARTY HAS FORMALLY ZONED THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY POSITION:
Two Terms Vice Chairman of Council, Hon. David Nsemo
Special Adviser to the Governor on Forestry, Mr. Bassey Ita, aka (BADDEST).
Chief of Staff to the Former Deputy Governor, (H.E. Mr. Efiok Cobhom) Mr. Emmanuel Archibong.
Director General Cross River Signage and Advertisement Agency, Mr. Stanley Nsemo.
Director General, State Electrification Agency – SEA, Mr. Stanley Nsemo
Former Chairman of Council, Hon. Donatus Etim.
Incumbent Chairman of Council, Hon. Effefiong Nta Eke
Former Commissioner for Climate Change, Hon. Donatus Etim
Current Special Adviser to the Governor, Chief Felix Idem
Current State Youth Leader APC, Cross River State. Ndabo Emmanuel Bassey
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Former Chairman of Council, Eld. Hon. Willie Okokon
Two Terms Member of Cross River State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Uduak Akiba.
Former Member Cross River State House of Assembly, Hon. Christopher Ekpo.
It is confirmed from the picture above that Ward 8 has been extremely deprived.
It is also worthy of note that Ward 8 has the Highest Number of Polling Units in Calabar Municipality.
The Ward also has The Highest Number of Registered Voters in Calabar Municipality.
However, in spite of this injustice meted on the Ward, the Ward has been delivering successfully in every elections no matter how tough or competitive the election is. Records are there to confirm.
In view of this unfortunate situation, we strongly appeal to the leadership of our great Party, to compassionately consider Ward 8 by micro zoning the position of the House of Assembly in Calabar Municipality to our Ward, for equity, fairness, justice, and good conscience, especially now that our party is going to face a serious competition in the 2023 general elections.
Long Live Cross River State
Long Live APC
Long Live Calabar Municipality.
Ntufam Maurice Omin Iso -Ward Leader
Dr. Hon. Maurice Ekpo Iso
Hon. Patrick Edet
Bishop (Ntufam) Hon. Ekpenyong Iso
Eld. Anthony Asuquo
Ntunkae (Hon.) Helen Apiafi – Ward Councilor
Mr. Kingsley Ekpe – Ward Chairman
Mr. Gilbert Otu Bassey – Ward Secretary
Mr. Louis Inyang
Mr. Francis Ekpenyong Iso
Eld. Emmanuel Eta