DAWN OF A NEW HOPE
As preparations ,mobilization, consultations ,endorsement are ongoing in some political quarters as regard the 2019 House of Assembly elections in Ibesikpo Asutan,with different aspirants emerging. The latest material in the political market for Ibesikpo Asutan state constituency, is Andino Mfon Robson from Asutan ward one.
She has joined the race for the seat of Ibesikpo Asutan state constituency which has been thrown open to the indigenes of the area. From all indications and facts on ground, she is the most sort after and preferred choice of the people come 2019, to represent the good people of Ibesikpo Asutan. According to her,it is time for the people of the area to be fully involved in the constituency affairs, and be properly briefed,thereby straightening all sectors that should deliver dividends of democracy to the people at the grassroot to come alive.
All those that are familiar with the politics of Ibesikpo Asutan local government ,knows that for Andino Robson to indicate interest in something, means it is done. This is because she has been a moving ,unifying,and dedicated force,as far as the politics of Ibesikpo Asutan is concern,therefore it is time for her to serve the people in this capacity and bring development to the area,because to whom much is given,much is also expected. She had since started consulting the elders and stakeholders of the party in Ibesikpo Asutan, who majority are rooting for her candidacy.
The recent peace meeting of PDP in the State,that zoning was upheld as one of the key principles that has guided the party and it’s philosophy, ensured peaceful coexistence among party men and women,thereby strengthening the internal democracy of the party,also went on to confirm the aspiration of Andino Robson as a mission possible, because all is now set,for Asutan to produce the next House of Assembly member in 2019,and the pendulum has swing to Asutan ward one.
Since the return of democracy in 1999,and in the affairs of PDP in Ibesikpo Asutan, with respect to zoning and sharing of political offices in the local government, nobody has been able to thwart the zoning arrangement that provides the the simple calculation to solve the equation,that when somebody from Ibesikpo finishes a term at the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly,the position will be handed over to somebody from Asutan, and the same too is expected from somebody from Asutan, etc.
For instance,the Ibesikpo Asutan State constituency seat from 1999 till now with the current occupant,has always rotated among the the two axis of Ibesikpo and Asutan, with no one contemplating to thwart the arrangement, by seeking for a second term to to keep the position, and this has kept and sustain the peace in the area.
In 1999, Hon.Umo Udonwa from IBESIKPO represented the State constituency in the House of Assembly,and handed over to Hon. Eduok Eduok from ASUTAN in 2003. Hon. Eduok Eduok handed over to Hon. Ekpeowo Ekpo from IBESIKPO in 2007,then it moved down to ASUTAN in 2011,having Hon. Eyakeno Etukudo has the representative. In 2015, in fairness to all and the principle of power rotation,Rt. Hon. Aniekan Uko from IBESIKPO took over from Hon. Eyakeno Etukudo. Come 2019,for justice and fair play,it is the turn of ASUTAN to take over the seat from IBESIKPO, as it also the case. And it is the expectation of everybody,that Rt. Hon. Aniekan Uko will handover to somebody from ASUTAN.
In Ibesikpo Asutan local government, nobody has ever conceived a second term in office for the sake of justice, equity, fairness and just play. This also gives respect to the existing zoning arrangement, and formula of sharing political offices,and for that same reason, has the time of Asutan has arrived. It is a moral understanding that nobody or clan has represented the people of Ibesikpo Asutan more one term in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.
Andino Robson is a woman with high intellectual ability, capacity, a mother with compassion,a grassroot mobilizer,and a woman with a strong will to lead. There is no doubt that she will lead the people of Ibesikpo Asutan state constituency with transparency, accountability,and report progress as at when due,at the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly. She has been with people over time,and has been involve in the politics of the area. So as far as this coming election is concern,has consulted widely and across the local government.
She will be the first female House of Assembly member that the people of Ibesikpo Asutan State constituency will produce, and it is time for not just the women of the area to rally around her,but all the concern citizens of the area, that wants development, progress for the local government.