Eket Youths write Governor Emmanuel *Say we don’t want David Lawrence beyond 2019
*He is an ineffective lawmaker and not favoured by zoning, says Eket Urban for Justice
Youths of Eket Local Government Area have written to the Akwa Ibom State Governor Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel saying that there is an attempt by the incumbent House of Asembly member for the area to breach the agelong zoning arrangement of the Area.
They however accordingly appealed to the State Chief Executive and the leadership of the Party, PDP to rein in and call David Lawrence to order saying any attempt by the Assemblyman to stand zoning on the head will lead to a destruction of the of the PDP in Eket Local Government Area.
In a letter signed by the President of OKON youth Council Vincent Henry, the body frowned at why David Lawrence who is serving in the House of Assembly as a product of zoning will now want to turn round and break the ladder that took him to his position.
Adding that if David Lawrence returns to the House, his zone which is Eket Urban would have gone to the House of Assembly three times against the existing arrangement of two times each after Ayang Ayang had served the first four years of the region.
The letter however appealed to major stakeholders of the party to come to the aid of OKON as it is the turn of the area to produce the next Assemblyman for Eket State Constituency.
The Youths expressed their displeasure over the intention of Hon David Lawrence to contest for second term through a communique signed by imminent youths under the aegis of Okon Youth Council (OYC).
The Youths described the second tetm aspiration of Hon Lawrence as an attempt by the prime beneficiary of zoning arrangement to truncate same due to ill informed ambition.
“ the Basis for this communiqué is the attempt by one of the current prime beneficiaries of the zoning arrangement to truncate same due to inordinate and selfish ambition”.
The Communiqué which was accompanied by the comprehensive configuration of zoning existing among the constituent geopolitical zones in Eket Local Government Area prayed Governor Udom Emmanuel to swiftly step in and resolve the issue which they noted may lead to political crisis Ib the area.
Meanwhile, strong and impeccable signals from Akwa Ibom state Government House indicates that Governor Udom has received a copy the communique and will act accordingly before the forthcoming General Elections.
Meanwhile, another group Eket Urban for Justice has described the Lawmaker as a man with ineffective legislative engagements.
In a chat with our correspondent in Eket, convener of the group Edoho Assamudo said it is funny and worthless to have a man like David Lawrence return to the state House of Assembly after putting up a below par performance in his first term which is nearing three years running.
The UNICAL graduate maintained that David Lawrence will not even come third when the PDP primaries will be conducted not only because he is not favoured by zoning but because his representation has fallen deeply beyond expectations.
He however advised Larence to begin assembling his luggage so that when his tenure in the House of Assembly would have reached the limit, he would pack out for a better representative whom he believes will come from OKON-Eket.