National Chairman New Generation party NGP, Dr Asu Yakubu Shendam has assured the people of Boki Constituency of his determination to promote New Yam festival in the Constituency if elected in 2019.
Dr Shendam, who is one of the candidates vying for the seat of Ikom/Boki Federal constituency House of representative in the 2019 general elections, stated that the New Yam festival marks a new begining for the people.
He disclosed that he’s committed to boosting the socio-economy of his Constituency if giving the mandate to represent the wishes of the people in 2019.
“Boki people should use the occasion to unite together for a prosperous future. For me, the festival reminds me of the importance of our cultural heritage which I believe we must preserve.From what we have here today is something we most hold sacred an encouraged.
“If am elected as House of representative member I will spend some of the constituency allowance in promoting the New yam festival and let people watch the line up activities on TV around the country and globally that will help in boosting our economy base.
“When people begin to pick interest in participating in the festival, just like the Calabar carnival for example, it started like a joke but over time it has become a global event.What I think happen is that Boki have not been lucky in terms of good representative. And I promise to bridge that gap with my weath of experience. I will bring about unprecedented development to Boki, especially on the area of roads and communication.
“To be frank, I am only having a 3-point agenda which centred on Sports, SME, ICT, development. Once we achieve on that we have created wealth for our people