*As Gov Ayade, Sen Agabi(SAN), Deputy Governor, Me Eta, Sen Imoke In Attendance
It was a moment of excitement for the people of Cross River State at the just concluded empowerment programme that was initiated by the Senator representing Northern Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Dr Rose Okoji Oko, as participants that attended the programme benefitted from some of the give-away items on ground on Friday.
The programm which had in attendance Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade and some government officials such as deputy Governor, Prof Ivara Esu, former governor Senator Liyel Imoke, former deputy governor Barr Ifiok Cobham, a former senator, minister and Attorney general of the federation, Senator Kanu Agabi (SAN), who was also the chairman of the occasion, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) state chairman and his executives, the Paramount ruler of Yala Local Government Area, HRH Ogamode Ipuole and his Obudu counterpart, HRH Jeddy Agba, who led other traditional leaders to the event.
Others in attendance include a senatorial aspirant, Cross River Central, Hon Chris Agara, Cross River State Chapter secretary, Hon Omaga Odo, Director-general of Cross River State Due Process and Price Intelligence Bureau, Barr Alphonsus Ogar Eba, and commissioners as well as the chief press secretary to Cross River State Governor, Mr Christian Ita.
Senator Rose Oko, who has been a worthy ambassador of the senatorial district through her active participation on the floor of the 8th senate with several bills to her credit and over 35 class room blocks to her credit and other laudable projects,has remain committed to the service of the people rather than herself.
In his remark, former governor, Senator Liyel Imoke noted that Senator Oko has shown the dividends of democracy and has been a blessing to Cross River State at the National Assembly.
In his usual manner, Imoke said in Pidgin that:
“Na una own be this oh, na una time so make una play the politics well oh, I dey happy when senate president dey call me tell me say him wan make una daughter chairman for committee for Senate, that one alone na to show say she dey work so make una support am well well”
“If una send boy go there na so so boys go dey follow am”, the former governor concluded by saying that for the love of good things and the party let everyone continue supporting Senator Rose and the PDP
More so, Senator Agabi called on the people of her Senatorial District to support the good work of Sen Rose Oko as the 2019 general elections beckons.
“Senator Rose Oko is a blessing by virtue of the blessings that accompanies a widow as stipulated in the Bible.I want the people of Northern Cross River to support her if they love and respect her.
- Also , Mr Inok, pleaded on the people to vote for Sen Rose Oko’s second term in the office in 2019.
“The PDP has endorsed senator Rose for second term, so all of us must support her totally.
The five PDP local government Chapter chairmen of Cross River North got Jeep each in a symbolic presentation by Governor Ayade. Keys of Seven Peugeot vehicles was given to constituents cutting across the senatorial district and a Sienna bus to the DG of Team Rose. Also the five local area got 8 cottage industry items for rice mill, groundnut oil mill, and corn mill machines.
During the empowerment event, 54 motorcycles, 27 tricycles, 12 sewing machines, 47 grinding machines, 9 generators, 800 bags of fertilizers, and grants of N20,000 to 133 constituents were distributed.
The recipient of various empowerment materials were grateful for the senator that she remembered them in her usual way and prayed for God’s continuous blessings towards her.