The recent entry of an Amazon, Mrs Blessing Otobha Egbara into the Central Senatorial District Senate race is set to change the political equation going by the loud aviation her entrance has received by political forces in the district.
Blessing, a philanthropist, who is from Owakande in Obubra Local Government Area in 2014 was a front runner for the post of House of Representatives for the Obubra/Etung Federal Constituency says her entry is not just based on the clamour for equity that someone from Old Obubra which has never occupied the Senate seat of the district should be given a chance in 2019 but her passion for the people and commitment to serve them is her driving force to contest for the seat.
According to sources, Mrs Egbara has, even without holding any public office been carrying out veritable philanthropic services for the people of Obubra and beyound which has endeared her to the people.
One of the beneficiaries of her goodwill, Mr Jonas Ebim said in 2014, Mrs Egbara brought a team of medical doctors from the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital where over 2000 people were given free medical care and the impact of the humanitarian act is still felt all over the area till date
“People from all over Obubra and Etung were brought in buses provided by her to Obubra General Hospital where they were given free medical services including surgeries, eye glasses drugs and other medication”
The retired teacher said 400 people got free surgical operation and 700 got medical attention ranging from free diagnosis to drugs, medicated eye glasses with a large number of the beneficiaries being females.
“That exercise was an eloquent testimony of her goodwill as she has always empathised with the plight of the people. She has always made herself to feel what the people are feeling. She has the vision to appreciate the challenges of the people- she is indeed a philanthropist of known repute”
Antonia Opo, another person who has been touched by the milk of love from Mrs Egbara said most politicians demonstrate pseudo love for the people and once they are voted into power, they turn their backs on the people but Mrs Egbarah has shown a difference because she has always identified with the people even without being in public office
“How can people who are not healthy vote for them? Irrespective of political sentiments, the truth remains that we all need someone whose love for our lives supersede her passion and greed for power that is why we need Blessing Egbara to represent us in the Senate” she concluded