By Our Reporter
A renowned entrepreneur in Odukpani local government area, Chief Asuquo Ekpo has picked his nomination form to represent Odukpani state constituency in the Cross River State house of assembly.
Chief Ekpo is known by several Odukpani sons and daughters as a major entrepreneur in the local council who has set up many businesses with many youths in his employ.
Chief Ekpo who is also the current PDP State Vice Chairman -South is one of the outstanding PDP leaders in Odukpani.
The renowned entrepreneur barred his mind with journalists in Calabar today, after picking the nomination form of his party. According to him, he decided to take the challenge because of the sufferings of his people and very poor representation of the LGA in the house.
“it has always been my joy to help my people. By the grace of God, they understand that I am a giver. I have my investments in my village, my house in my village, I live among them. So they know me very well and what I stand for.
“this move is not about me but about the people. We need to be very vocal in the house. For a long time the voice of Odukpani people has been lost in the house. One of my priorities will be to be immediately arrest the several communal crisis that has been going on in Odukpani. Even without being a member, I call for meetings from the warring sides and they come. I do that quietly without anyone knowing.
“ I will want to make case for the displaced people of Ikot Offiong. They need to be properly resettlement. My advise to my people in Odukpani is for them to support and vote for me so that together we can make things better for our people” He said.
Chief Ekpo who hails from Okoyong community promised to serve for a term to complete the two tenures aloted to Okoyong, after which the slot will move to Iboku block as arranged by political leaders from the LGA.