By; BEN OKACHE, Calabar
As the race hots up for political parties to pick their flagbearers to represent the party at the different levels in the forthcoming 2019 general elections,a contender for the Central Senatorial District on the platform of All Progressives Congress(APC) Obol Akin Ricketts has enjoined party faithful to remain focused in their determination to hand him the APC’s mandate in the forthcoming Central Senatorial primary election scheduled for October 2nd for a better and people oriented representation of the people unlike previously experienced.
Obol Ricketts stated this while addressing party supporters at a rally in Ugep to round off his consultations which took him round communities in the six local government areas of the Central Senatorial District, saying that he is in the race to win and make a difference in the lives of the electorate and citizens of the district.
He maintained that his aspiration is fully on track and no amount of appeal would make him sit with those who are opposed to the agitation of the Senatorial District especially from the old Obubra province comprising Obubra and Yakurr local governments, two specific Local Government Areas yet to have the opportunity in representing the Central Senatorail District since the return of democracy in 1999.
Obol Ricketts used the opportunity to intimate APC members and supporters that he is strongly in the race to make a difference, pointing out that the insinuations making the rounds that he was considering the thought of sitting down with any aspirant in a bid to decide who runs is only a state of delusion in the minds of infantile propagandists emphasizing that he is strongly in the race to win, and thereafter change the face of political representation in the Central Central Senatorial District.
The former Cross River State Commissioner for Information assured that the administraton of President Muhammadu Buhari is doggedly determined to change the face of political representation in the country,by returning the power to choose who represent them at any level to the people.
The Ugep high Chief charged APC members not to be decieved by any political gimmick by any aspirant assuring them that it wouldn’t take him years to show competence unlike some of our past representatives.