An aspirant for the Uyo State Constituency seat in the forth coming general elections in the state has promised to bring a difference to legislative representation if voted into office.
Mr Mfon Ben, a former transition chairman of Uyo Local Government Area, stated this while interacting with political stakeholders from the area as part of his consultations towards realizing his ambition.
Ben who is currently a special assistant to the state governor on electoral matters, told his constituents that Uyo as a people were politically and demographically endangered, stressing that being the seat of government with its attendant effect on land acquisition has displaced a lot of the natives.
To this end, he said he is offering himself for service to his community in order to help broaden the Uyo narrative which he mentioned must be focused on consistent and relevant empowerment initiates to fit into the evolving reality that Akwa Ibom State is becoming.
He presented his biggest selling point being that he is a typical Uyo man that has been involved in the politics of the area and the state before 1999, stressing that experience is not bought in the market but through consistency and steadfastness.
Defending the allegation that he was too independent minded,he said it was hypocritical for his people to trust him with forthrightness when they have legal issue but get scared of him when it concerns political office, adding that being bold and firm should not be considered a minus but a plus for a man’s character.
He charged his people to come together and put their best forward, saying that the 2023 House of Assembly in the state will be about who gets what in the state, stating that Uyo cannot afford to send somebody without a pedigree to the hallowed chambers.
The former Uyo Council boss who left an imprint during his call to duty, is favoured by the current zoning arrangement in the area as he is from Ikono Clan where the House of Assembly seat is zoned to.
Uyo is reputed with a one tenure agenda for its House of Assembly members with the current member, Mr Anietie Eka,from Etoi clan, said to round off his tenure by May next year.