The Chairman of Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, Akwa Ibom State Branch, Otuekong Franklyn Isong has frowned at the deafening concentration of Mkpat Enin Chairmanship aspirants on zoning arguments as against issues of development and quality leadership.
Comrade Isong who is also the publisher of Radar Newspapers expressed his concern through his social media handles in a reaction to the ongoing media war trailing the chairmanship elections in the area.
While calling for calm, the ace Journalist advised aspirants to the chairmanship seat to begin to sell their ideas and plans for the development of the local Government and the people, exhorting that “Mediocres should not hide under zoning to aspire for chairmanship position”.
In his words, “I want them to tell us what they can offer Mkpat Enin in the next three years.
“Mkpat Enin cannot become a banana republic where some self-seeking individuals will hide under zoning to get a political office. That’s why we are where we are today, turn by turn politics.
“I have advised all the chairmanship aspirants that have consulted me on their aspirations to present themselves to the people of Mkpa Enin and not present zoning”.
Speaking further, the public affairs commentator added that the Local Government Area deserves development and empowerment of the people, noting that only leaders with capacity to deliver good governance and can impact on the developmental needs of the people.
“Mkpat Enin deserves development and her people want empowerment.
Enough of this zoning conversation. Let’s start a new narrative of capacity, competence, and pedigree,” he concluded.