2019: Nsit Ubium Youths, Ors Shun Effiong Bob’s Son -Beg Blessing Mbakara To Contest

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By Abasiofiok Inyang

The recent release of 2019 election time table by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has triggered political activities in Nsit Ubium Local Government Area as the people of the area yesterday gathered at the country home of Mrs. Blessing Pius Mbakara to beg her to contest for the Nsit Ubium State Constituency seat.
The event which took place at Ubium North Ward 2, had thousands of youth, women and elders from all the wards in the local government area, voiced out in unison to beg the former councilor and former Supervisor for Women Affairs to come out and represent them in the State House of Assembly.
The unanimous plea by the Nsit Ubium people, The Sensor gathered, may not be unconnected to the recent attempt by the political leader of the area, Senator Effiong Bob, to impose his son, Otobong Effiong as the candidate for the said Nsit Ubium State Constituency seat. Senator Bob hails from Ubium North Ward 3, a ward said to have cornered all political appointments and elected offices that is zoned to Ubium North.
Speaking at the event, the councilor representing Ubium North Ward I, Mr. Attiang, said that the call on Mrs. Blessing Mbakara to contest and represent Nsit Ubium State constituency come 2019, was for peace, justice, equity and fair-play.
He noted that Ubium North Ward I&II had never produced a State or National Assembly member or even commissioner since the present political dispensation came on board in 1999.
The councilor who chided the action of the political leader in the area for trying to corner the State Constituency seat to Ubium North Ward III in order to favour his biological son, warned that if her fails to allow the will of the people of Nsit Ubium prevail, what happened to Pharoah who failed to free the children of Israel will happen to him.
The entire Ubium North Ward II People Democratic Party, PDP, executive in their unanimous decision, resolved to support one of their own in the person of Mrs. Blessing Mbakara to emerge as PDP candidate come 2019.
Others who also spoke at the event include, former Board member in the State, Mr. Idongesit Philip, Elder Isaac Edet, Nsit Ubium chairperson of National Council of Women Society, NCWS, Mrs. Patience Edimoh, Prince Okpob, and former councilor, Mr. Ubong Noah. They all noted that Ubium North Ward I&II have suffered serious neglect in terms of political appointment and elected offices.
They particularly noted that the recent zoning of political offices in the area was aimed at allowing equity and justice to prevail.
According to them, it was a general decision that the office of the chairman should go to Nsit, the vice chairman, Ubium South while the House of Assembly Seat should go to Ubium North, particularly Ward I&II that has never produced House or National Assembly member.
Earlier, the husband to the State Assembly hopeful, Mr. Pius Mbakara said since the people of Nsit Ubium have come to demand for the release of his wife to serve them in the State House of Assembly, he has willingly released her to serve them. He expressed thanks to the people for their coming to make the plea.
Addressing thousands of PDP faithful that trooped out to request her service at the State Assembly come 2019; Mrs. Blessing Mbakara expressed appreciation to them. She said that she will give the final decision after God might have spoken to her.
The Sensor learnt that Mrs. Blessing Mbakara has empowered many women and youths of Ubium North Ward II. She has also provided scholarships to many students as well as skill acquisition programme, thus, the decision by the entire youths and women of Nsit Ubium to beg her to come and serve at the State Assembly.
Present at the event were, the Nsit Ubium Council Vice Chairman, Lady Eno Ukpong, Elder Friday Udoakpan, PDP Chapter Women Leader, Mrs Uduak Friday, Mrs Patience, Edimoh, Youth and Women groups, Elders and religious leaders from the area, among others.

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