From natives of Idomi, Yakurr Local Government, including the traditional ruler of the area, the Obol Lopon of Idomi, Obol Eteng Ifere came massive endorsements and blessings for Dr Alex Egbona, the member representing Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency of Cross River State, as he seeks a re-election into the National Assembly.
Some of the natives who spoke at the formal campaign flag-off of Egbona testified to how they have benefitted from Egbona’s many empowerment programmes and projects and underscored their resolve to work for his return to the same seat.
Esther David, for example, spoke of how she was trained in poultry farming through Egbona whom she never knew. She said she was shocked to have been selected as a beneficiary and noted that her life had changed because of the training she got.
Also speaking in the same vein, Jesam Wilson expressed appreciation to Egbona for also empowering her. The APC women leader, Lady Brinda Ubi extolled the qualities of the lawmaker and said the women of Idomi were together in the resolve to work for Egbona’s success at the poll.
The traditional ruler, while receiving the lawmaker and his team, performed some traditional rites and poured blessings on him. He however appealed to Egbona and the speaker of the state house of assembly, Mr Eteng Jones who is also campaigning to become a senator, to renovate his palace.
His request got the immediate attention of the chairman of Abi Local Government, Farathon who promised that the palace will be renovated by him immediately. He actually ordered that sand be supplied there from this night for work to commence on Tuesday.
Leader of Yakurr APC and native of Idomi Community Prof John Inyang appreciated all those turned out for the campaign and assured that Idomi will turn out massively to vote for Egbona and the other APC candidates during the election.
Egbona, while addressing the crowd, drew their attention to all the programmes and projects he was abl to attract to the place since he got to Abuja, including solar powered street lights, solar lights,
training of Idomi youths and women in cassava processing, fish farming, poultry farming and the donation of computers to community Secondary school, Idomi, distribution of sewing machines, grinding machines et cetera.
He also spoke of the financial assistance to women from Idomi to boost their businesses as well as sponsorship of some of their children in various schools.