Nyok|24 December 2018
The Ogoja/Yala House of Representatives candidate under the aegis of the All Progressives Congress, APC Mr Jude Ngaji has stated categorically that the incumbent members of the National Assembly from Cross River State have been consumed by Abuja. He has also okayed the Cross River State Economic Development Masterplan (EDM) 2019-2023 proposed and presented by Sen. John Owan-Enoh the gubernatorial candidate of the APC in the state NEGROIDHAVEN can say.
The former State Security Adviser (SSA) to the Executive Governor of Cross River made his mind known yesterday while fielding questions from bloggers and journalists in the state capital, Calabar shortly after the presentation of the EDM 2018-2023.
Ngaji implied that there was a difference between what Owan-Enoh proposed and others that may have made theirs public. He described Owan-Enoh's as something that makes sense.
His words, 'The whole world has listened, so the judgement is yours. You have heard the blueprint, does it not make a difference from what you have seen? I think it makes sense.'
When grilled about his ambition to represents Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Ngaji threw subtle jabs at the present occupiers of the National Assembly. While boasting about his knowledgeability about the workings of the NASS, explained that he feels embittered about the quality of life of his community and is thus motivated both by the divine and the people to go to public office.
His words, 'For me, I am contesting for the House of Representatives. And I know exactly what to do when I go to the House of Representatives. I know the workings of the House of Representatives. I know the workings of the National Assembly. I have been there. The present crops of Representatives have been consumed by Abuja completely.
'There are too many things to can use the office to do, but, they do not know what to do. So, the difference between us who knows how to work and people who do not know how to work, the difference between going to the National Assembly and buying your first car, going to the National Assembly and renting a house,… For us we are not doing that, we are going to work. I feel bittered, I feel very bittered because over the years they've created worse for yes and we have National Assembly members that could not get things gazetted.
'We have issues, communal crisis that they could not present on the floor of the Senate or House of Representatives. It is so sad! That is why we are taking this challenge. The people and God are my inspiration.'
Efio-Ita Nyok is the Blogger-in-Chief, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher of NEGROIDHAVEN