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Cross River Lawmakers Shower Accolades On Young Politician



Face of Democracy Nigeria (FDN), has bestowed honours on 20 Nigerians for their contributions to the development of humanity and the nation, with Mr Ojong Agbor receiving the Young Influential Politician of the Year.

The award was given on Thursday, 17th October,2019 at the 7th edition of Africa-Nigeria prestigious “Democracy Heroes Awards” organised by FDN in recognition of their contributions to the development of humanity and the nation.

The awardees were decorated across public and private sectors for making earnest and positive contributions to the growth of democracy in Nigeria and Africa.

In his reaction, Sen. Onor Sandy a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart in the state, particularly commended the organisation for recognising Agbor among others.

He described Agbor as a young man known for upholding unrivalled ethical standard for peace, nation building and displaying unequalled simplicity and integrity with deep loyalty to mankind.

The senator said that Agbor was a role model for the youths and had encouraged others to live a responsible lifestyle.

“It is a beautiful award to a great and promising young politician, with a lot energy and a great vision for today and tomorrow.

“We are very proud of him, we enjoy his constructive  approaches to politics, some which are not very formal but yield good results and we are here to give him support.

“He should keep his head down as we expect more awards to come and more laurels because at the end of the day humility pays and allows you to go far and do greater exploit,” he said

Also speaking, Daniel Asukwo , a House of Representatives member representing Akamkpa/Biase Federal Constituency, Cross River said that the event was a well deserving event for the awardees.

“What is beautiful about today is that Cross River is recognised through his award, Agbor was voted for and won the prestigious award; we are proud of him,” he said.

(From Left) Daniel Asukwo a House of Representatives member representing Akamkpa/Biase Federal Constituency, Cross River; Sen Onor Sandy representing Cross River Central  celebrating with the awardee, Mr Ojong Agbor, during the 2019 Democracy Heroes Award in Abuja.

He described Agbor as one of the new generation leaders who played a role of leadership among the youth, urging others to emulate him.

Also Mr John Lebo, a former Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly said that Agbor was a product of Cross River representing the young generation that relates well with the leaders.

“The award is very obvious, he is a young entrepreneur; he has done well in farming and other activities offering a lot of opportunities to the youths, he has done a lot in the youth council.’’

Lebo also commended the Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River for creating conducive environment for the growth of young politician like Agbor.

Responding to the encomiums, Agbor said he was humbled by the award, dedicated it to the youths in the country.

“I am ready to do more and contribute meaningfully to the development of the youths and Nigeria as a whole,’’ he said.

The organiser and President of the FDN, Mr King Fajag said that the 7th edition was historic.

“This is one of the most anticipated time of the year in our country when we award personalities and government officials who we believe contributed to the development of the country’s democracy.

The theme of this year’s award is “Re-ignite the creation of our nation’’ .

“We have gone through nomination and votes and ensure that the personalities nominated and voted for actually deserved the award,” he said.

Other awardees include Ekiti Gov. Kayode Fayemi, Benue Gov. Samuel Ortom, Kwara State first Lady, Mrs Olufolake Abdulrazaq, all were represented at the event.


Chief Okeke, Governorship Aspirant Blows Hot On The Need To Anchor Anambra on ICT Industrialization



•Chief Ugochukwu Okeke

AWKA – Chief Ugochukwu Okeke, the youthful and charismatic Governorship aspirant for the Anambra governorship election, has said he will tap from the best brains in the state to run the first knowledge driven state in Nigeria.

According to him, Nigeria and indeed the third world having missed the industrial revolution would rely on Anambra State for new primary source of wealth creation when he is elected.

Chief Okeke, said that Anambra State is blessed with some of the finest brains in the information and technology world and that if he is elected, he will harness these brains to provide better life for Ndi-Anambra.

A frontline grassroots politician in Ananmbra and former governorship, believes that there is no limit to human imagination and is glad the Anambra state is richly blessed especially with men and women at home and Diaspora flying the continent’s flag high.

Fondly called Enyioha for his  infectious style of touching lives,  Chief Okeke, said Anambra state do not need to run but must cheetah-pole-vault to reap the benefits of ICT and human resources that abound in the state.

Chief Okeke who hopes to pick the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for the forthcoming election urged Ndi-Anambra to keep their hopes burning in spite of the ruinous cloud of bad governance that has enveloped the state over the past few years, leaving critical infrastructure in tatters and rural communities in adverse neglect, that the state can still be redeemed.

“Perhaps there has never been anytime in the history of this state that the consequences of our decision to choose who to lead us as governor will be weightier, more dramatic and consequential. Our state is standing on the threshold of history, we are on the verge and all socioeconomic indicators have taken a huge plunge amidst the huge potentials our State is endowed with”, Chief Okeke said

According to Chief Okeke “We cannot afford to gamble with the choice of who picks the ticket of our party as the task of redeeming our State from the present quagmire is an arduous one. It therefore behoves on our party to build a workable consensus and effective synergy to tackle the chronic leadership failure that has befallen us.”

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