By Magnus Effiong
The Chairman of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and former information commissioner in Cross River, Chief Akin Ricketts, has assured people and stakeholders in the central senatorial district of unparelleled representation in the Senate, saying the people would not regret sending him there.
Chief Ricketts made the remarks when he paid a consultative visit to party leaders and the traditional institution in Boki and Ikom Local Government Areas.
Disclosing that challenges of the zone were bare before him, Ricketts’ promised to tackle headlong those challenges and give the people a representation that would be difficult to emulate.
“I am here to ask for your support and prayers to represent all of us in the Senate in Abuja.
“I understand the challenges of the people of the central, the traditional institution as well as the youths who sometimes graduate and wait for over seven years without jobs.
“When you support me and make me get to the Senate you will not regret it”, Chief Ricketts said.
Also speaking, the Chairman of the Campaign Council, Bishop Chris Obase, said Chief Ricketts is the man they want in the Senate come 2023.
He said the area should be mindful of people they send to Abuja because, according to him, if they send someone who is neither accessible nor keep his words, then the people would be in trouble.
According to him, Chief Ricketts qualifies to be addressed as a candidate of the party and not an aspirant because no other person matches him in terms of capacity and ability to keep his promises.
Welcoming the team, the Chairman of Ikom Local government area, Kingsley Egume, said Chief Ricketts has taken the right step by consulting them and therefore promised to give him all the support he may need in the course of the campaign.
Others who spoke favourably on Chief Ricketts’ aspiration included Kingsley Bassey, the Chairman of chairmen in Ikom; Mathew Egomo, the chapter Chairman of APC Ikom; Ojong Eba, the leader of the Ikom legislative council; the leader of the Boki Legislature Amos Ijow as well as Kevin Njong the chapter Chairman of APC in Boki.