Now that Ekon has been vindicated
By Kokoette Udom
It is in time of electioneering campaign that the true nature of many men are known. Election is a game and many barely know how to control their emotions as such, end up embarrassing themselves and their followers. Like the biblical passage that noted that “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh, recent happenings in Abak/Etim Ekpo/Ika Federal Constituency has proven that passage right.
The polity of Abak Federal Constituency, has again awaken to the reality about the charade of leaders they boast of. Education birthed enlightenment and exposure, but the very opposite is gotten here as we boost of only educated illiterates parading themselves as leaders. How then can one fathom the inspiration behind the remarks of the National Legal Adviser of PDP, Barr Emmanuel Enoidem when he goofed that Abak Federal Constituency youths should only be given keke and motorcycles and not capacity training in the oil and gas sector. This speech, he had hope will be a dig at the Rt Hon. Emmanuel Ekon, whose last three years in the green chamber has witnessed unprecedented exposure of youths in the federal constituency in terms of capacity building and sponsorship to oil and gas trainings, with over 100 getting employed in different oil and gas facilities across the country. The question then is “why is Emmanuel Enoidem afraid of youth exposure?
Emmanuel Ekon representation has changed the old status quo for the youths, hitherto used and dumped, and replaced it by placing their future within reach.
That particular remark by Barr Enoidem has again vindicated Emmanuel Ekon commitment in releasing the youths from the shackles and grips of Enoidem and his cohorts who fear that the exposure of the constituency youths means an end to their monopoly of political power.
Was Barr Enoidem under the influence of cheap substance that he will publicly declare that youths prefer keke tricycles and motocycles over oil and gas training and capacity building which has earned many employment as a result? Quite sad, this remark is coming from a man who drives a G-Wagon worth 100millions yet the least he prays and wish for his constituents he has been robbing off is keke and motorcycles.
Emmanuel Ekon has been vindicated by that remarks and that is why while Ekon rates the youths of the constituency high, that remarks shows how Enoidem rates the youths of the constituency low and wish them to perpetually remain slaves while he continues to lord over them.
That remark has further shown the greatest fear of Barr Enoidem which is dealing with exposed youths and as such in his desperate moves trying to foist a likemind and stooge in Elder Aniekan Umanah on the federal constituency.
Enoidem has again vindicated Ekon who has been committed to heralding a youth enthusiasm doubled with self reliance spirit but to Barr Enoidem, this is a threat to him.
Again it has vindicated Hon. Ekon that the current war waged against him by Enoidem’s stooge and hirelings is not for the youths or the progress of the federal constituency, but just for Enoidem’s insatiable lust and greed to still remain relevant at the expense of the progress of youths.
As we move closer to the poll, Abak, Etim Ekpo and Ika youths must start asking questions strictly based on this particular remarks and search their antecedents in youths development in their past offices as this will be a yardstick in knowing who wishes the youth well.
Till then, the youths will choose capacity building, oil and gas training, self reliance empowerment over the norms of Keke and motorcycles empowerment of Barr Enoidem.