PDP CHAIRMANSHIP ASPIRANT VOWS TO REDUCE CULTISM IN EKET LGA
PDP Chairmanship aspirant, Hon. Emmanuel Amos vows to reduce cultism in Eket LGA of Akwa Ibom State if voted into power in the up coming Local Government elections.
He said this in an interview session with Conference of Online Publishers Akwa Ibom State (COOPA) on its ongoing Grassroot Leadership Chat Series, Monday.
“If you empower the youth, you will stop so many young persons from associating themselves with cultism because they will be integrated into the social contract and local content established by the Government and companies operating in the city of Eket.”
He said when the youth are gainfully employed, cultism and restiveness will be reduced.
On politics of traditional oath-taking, the Chairmanship aspirant said he is one of the persons who preached against cultism and oath-taking.
“Emmanuel Amos is one person who does not believe in oath taking and I don’t practice it.”
He also said his leadership will be guided by the the four-way Rotary tests which are; Is it the truth?; Is it fair to all concerns?; Will it build good will and better friendship?; and Will it be beneficial to all concern?
The Chairmanship hopeful said he is the best aspirant amongst the eight from the area having spent more than 27 years working closely with the elders and leaders of the area, he is therefore versed with the challenges of the area and hope to change the narrative if given the opportunity to serve the people in the capacity of a Chairman at that tier of Government.
“I am the best aspirant amongst the eights aspirants in the Chairmanship contest in Eket LGA. This is because in the past 27 years I have been working closely with the Elders and Government in Eket LGA. So I know the problem of Eket LGA.”
The aspirant, Emmanuel Amos promised to use his leadership to ensure that the youth are gainfully employed by maximizing the local content of contract agreement of oil companies.
Also, he said he will preach peace during his tenure and collaborate with his Ibeno counterpart to curb the seeming relationship gap between the two sister LGAs.
The three geopolitical zones in the area; Urban, Okon and Central Eket will be given sense of belonging as the tools of unity, fairplay and justice will be employed in policies and programs of the Emmanuel Amos -led administration.
However, the Chairmanship hopeful said he is favoured by zoning as he is from Eket Central.