Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Mr. John Owan-Enoh, has said adoption of candidates will not be acceptable in the Cross River Central Senatorial District during the forthcoming primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Owan-Enoh said this on Saturday at the Government Secondary School Ikom while declaring his interest to contest for the Cross River Central Senatorial District slot in the 2015 election.
His declaration came just as the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigerian and the National Youth Council of Nigeria endorsed him as the party’s candidate for the senatorial zone in the exercise.
Addressing a huge crowd made up of party supporters, Enoh, who currently represents Obubra/Etung constituency in the House of Representatives, said he was in the race because of his passion for service to humanity.
Enoh said, “God forbid, there is no adoption that will work in Cross River Central Senatorial District. It is you who are gathered here that are going to elect your next senator.
“On the November 22, 2014, perhaps at the Ikom township stadium, that is the day we will elect your senatorial candidate for the PDP. The candidate will not emerge from any other source than on that day. I can assure you this.”
He pledged to always protect the interest of his constituents if elected as the next senator representing the people of Cross River central.
“I hereby on October 18, this year of our Lord, accept the call of the people of Cross River central to serve them as their Senator in 2015.
“I am in fact humbled by what I find here today. I stand here to assure you that I will not take you for granted”.
The lawmaker was also adopted by members of the Cross River House of Assembly from the central district, five local government chairmen out of six in the zone and 59 councilors out of 66, among other party chieftains from the central district.
Speaking earlier, the Deputy President of TAN, Mr. Aminu Yanusa, said that the lawmaker was adopted after a well researched and thorough analysis of his effective representation in the House of Representatives.
The event attracted the member representing Abi/Yakurr constituency in the House of Assembly, Mr. Bassey Ewa; Col. Col. Tony Nyiam (retd), Patrick Iwara; Chris Obasi; Frank Effa; among others.
By Edos News