Ogoja/Yala: Why Usibe’s Candidature Is Best Option For PDP

Ogoja/Yala: Why Usibe’s Candidature Is Best Option For PDP

By Cyril Ogar 

As the battle for the seat of member representing Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives continues to gather steam with over 10 aspirants declaring their interest to contest the snap by-election.

Among all the aspirants that have indicated interest in the position,  candidature of Hon. Mike Usibe remains the best choice for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and undoubtedly the candidate to beat in the fourth coming by-election.

Recall that the seat of member representing Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives has been vacant since the elevation of Senator Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe to the 9th Senate Assembly, representing Cross River North Senatorial District.Over the years Usibe has distinguished himself from others by empowering the youths.

He has supported several women in  agricultural sector and has sponsored a lot of youths through Education.Hon Mike Usibe is a purpose-driven leader whose mission to serve and rescue his people by providing more employment, basic amenities, road infrastructure, human capital development, and rendering selfless services to the people, through providing dividends of democracy.

Presenting Usibe will be a prove that the PDP would parade the best of aspirants as a party,  going into this byelection. It is on record that Hon. Usibe commands more followership than any other aspirants cutting across the entire Federal Constituency with wide acceptability.

Usibe has all it takes to represent the good people of  Ogoja/Yala federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, based on his experience, knowledge, and pedigree over the years.

Hon Mike Usibe who worked as civil servant, retired from service with unblemished records, by way of sound ethical conduct and proven character.It’s in the public domain how Hon Usibe housed and habored many who are now leaders in our Political space today, taking care of their needs and providing the best succur a friend could provide for his disadvantaged friends, while they were still struggling to find their footings at the time.

This explains his wide acceptability.One major reason Usibe is said to be more ahead of other aspirants is the fact that, since the inception of Democracy to the present 9th Assembly, Yala ll State Constituency, which is one of the six State Constituencies that constitute the Northern part of Cross River State, has never in history produced a Federal Legislator, Yet have remained patient and always following due process.

A peep into Bon. Mike Ede Usibe’s background shows that he has carved a niche for himself, garnered experience in the political space of Cross River State. Hon Mike Usibe ventured into politics after meritoriously serving the state with an indented retirement record, and was persuaded to contest the Chairmanship election in 2010 given his pedigree and track record in civil service and private life.

Despite disabling the Local Councils administration by state governors, the Ukelle born technocrate turned politician still wrote his name in gold with live touching and changing policies and programs that left indelible prints in the annals of Local Government Administration in Yala LGA.Still in the public service, one time Director of Finance(DFS) in Ikom LGA, was appointed a Commissioner of New Cities Development.

As one who has perchant for good leadership and provision of service to the people, his tenure was short-lived, as he honorably resigned the highly exalted position, in other serve his people in other capacities order than been a Commissioner.

Hon Usibe understands the workings of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its potential to transform the lives of the people and this puts him ahead of other contenders for the exalted position of Member of the House of Representatives, representing Ogoja/Yale Federal constituency. 

A careful study and research of the challenges facing the constituency, he has identified the problems and proffers “HOW” to solved the problem. One key Fundamental theorem in his manifesto is centred on infrastructural development and SDGs.

According to him, the people of the constituency and Northern Cross River generally are known to be hard working, inspite of the enormous challenges they face on a daily basis, yet never cease to be productive. The current state of infrastructures to support productivity and development are aged, degraded and non-existence.

It is a generally accepted saying that infrastructural developments remain the key to solving economic challenges of which its lack has greatly affected our growth.He is an entrepreneur and seasoned businessman, with success story.  

He is currently leading in the hospitality and tourism sector in the northern Senatorial District of CRS and beyond, with so many young men and women under his payroll.

He is dependable, tested, trusted sagacious, and capable to lead  Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency at the green Chambers where he will bring his wealth of expertise and experience to bear in attracting developmental dividends to the Constituency.

Without prejudice, sentiment, self-interest, and emotions, Hon. Mike Usibe remains the best and the candidate to beat in the Bye-election come 26th February 2022.

Therefore there is need for every son and daughter of Ogoja/Yala Federal constituency, both at home and in diaspora, to come to terms and support Hon. Mike Usibe for competent and effective representation, get involved in the political process to ensure that the best, popular and capable candidate emerges to drive a new narrative for the Constituency.


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