|Anthony Bissong Attah of YPP brandishing his Expression of Interest and Nomination forms (credit: Calabar Reporters)|
Nyok|12 September 2018
Mr Anthony Bissong Attah the Young Progressives Party’s (YPP) Senatorial aspirant seeking to represent Cross River Central Senatorial District at the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Tuesday, declared to Nigerian youth in the state that it is time for them to take over power. He charged Cross River youths to begin contemplating taking over leadership in the state NegroidHaven can say.
Attah who disclosed this at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport shortly after returning from Abuja where he went to secure his Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms under the auspices of the Young Progressives Party noted that youthful representation in politics in Cross River had been berthed.
According to him, ‘The message I have for you is that it is time for you to take over leadership in Cross River State. One of the things you have to take home today is that the time has come for the youths to stop wearing t-shirts for elders, to stop wearing caps for elders, to stop bending your backs for them to climb and when they get there they forget you.
The Senatorial hopeful who who is also a PhD candidate in the Department of History, University of Calabar, argued that youths should refrain from constituting themselves into means for the political end of elderly politicians observed that some Cross River youths are docile.
He said that, ‘From today youthful representation has berthed. The person standing before you here is not boasting about age. I’m forty by God’s grace and probably the youngest Senatorial aspirant in Cross River State. My greatest excitement today is that all of you here belong to my generation. The advantage you have in supporting me is that I can’t disappoint you’.
He promised to set up six liaison offices in the local government areas, including, Yakurr, Etung, Ikom, Obubra, Abi and Boki where they may not need to contact him directly but have their needs consistently addressed by these liaison officers. He also talked about commercialising the rubber potential in Yakurr, build an international ultra modern library in Ikom, insecurity, etc,
Students of tertiary academic institutions in the state from Cross River Central gathered in their numbers to welcome Attah.
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