By Ogar Wodah
28th December, 2018.
As we prepare to elect and return all our representatives and party flag bearers back to power to consolidate on their laudable achievements, its pertinent to have full knowledge of their antecedents in Nation building.
On this edition, we shall take a critical look at the roles Hon Jarigbe Agom has played in the successive Government visa Vis before he was elected to represent the good people of Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency of Cross River State at the Lower Chambers of the National Assembly.
Hon Jarigbe Agom who has paid his dues over the years in different capacities before his election into the National Assembly was a self made personality to be reckoned with, hence the repeated calls from different quarters to support his candidacy for Ogoja/Yala to consolidate our gains. In 2008, when his contemporaries in Politics were looking for offices that had budgetary allocations, Hon Jarigbe Agom made himself available to serve as Ex-Officio Cross River State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Also, in 2010/11, he was the Cross River State Coordinator For Goodluck/Sambo Presidential Campaign Organization whose contribution in no small measure led to the successful campaign and consequent victory in the presidential election. Before the build up to the 2015 general elections, he was one of the strong voices who clamoured that power should returned to the Northern Parts of Cross River State.
The Honourable’s various contributions to both the state and federal governments, earned him the position of the “Chairman, Subsidy Reinvestment Programme (SURE-P)” Cross River State Chapter under the administration of President Good luck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR. He’s recepient of various awards and honours, which include the prestigious “Man Of Substance Award From SAFARI GROUP and Humanitarian Award From THE RESIDENT DOCTORS of Nigeria”.
Lastly, in the words of the JAGABAN OF OGOJA/YALA, Jarigbe Agom in 2014; “Its not a crash program. There must be a build-up. Our politics isn’t without history. My dear people of Ogoja and Yala, the facts speak for itself. We have a date with history. Let’s get it right, we can’t afford to bungle it. The stakes are high. The right decision is going to have a positive multiplier effect on even our children yet unborn, but a wrong decision is going to affect even our own very existence to do the right thing, taking all the parameters of effective representation into consideration”, we present him again for re-election to sustain his laudable achievements.
Victory lies with the truth, his projects/interventions are visible. We go where our vision is, that’s why we are calling on the good people of Ogoja/Yala to support Hon Jarigbe Agom to consolidate on our gains.