As the political climate unfolds across the country, politicians who wish to run for one exalted office or another have began to show interest.
In Cross River State, one of the big wigs in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator John Owan Enoh, has formerly declared his intention to contest the governorship race in the state to unseat the incumbent, Senator Ben Ayade of the Peoples’.Democratic Party (PDP).
Declaring his intention at the Federal government College, Ikom yesterday before a mammoth crowd, he said: ” my interest is to make Cross River State the most attractive investment destination and a state of the first choice to live and do business in Nigeria”.
According to him,. “my mission is to focus on creating an environment underpinned by effective and efficient security framework, providing adequate social amenities, excelling in environmental cleanliness and promoting investment-friendly tax regimes”.
Said he “my dear compatriots, needless to remind you that our beloved state is facing the worst form of misrule since its creation on 27th May, 1967 from the then Eastern Region”.
“To this end, we will be keeping a date with destiny as a in the next general elections in 2019, he added”.
According to him, ” the audacity in this pronouncement today is founded on my earlier increasing passion to offer competent and meritorious which our state is in dire need of. We are facing the greatest crisis in leadership in our state today”.
He said if elected, he will bring our educational needs to the forefront of public concern through a deliberate policy roadmap.
Still on education, he said, ” our state-owned University and other tertiary institutions will be given adequate attention to ensure the development of our manpower needs and prepare our young people for the challenges of the 21st century and the coming 4th industrial revolution”.
“My administration shall make an inclusion of destructive measures policies, strategies and sectoral action plans in our socio-economic affairs that would nonetheless engender appreciable progress in the quality of government’s intervention in critical sectors of our economy, he added”.
He declared “my style of governance shall be participatory and needs to be driven”.
The occasion was greeted with delegations from different local government in attendance.