By: Etaba Oqua. Concerned Cross Riverian. Writes from Calabar.
Some days ago, the social media space in Cross River was saturated with what was described as “Homecoming” for the member representing Akamkpa/Biase Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Daniel Effiong Asuquo who happens to be the candidate of the Labour Party for the position of Southern Senatorial District in the forthcoming 2023 General Election.
In that gathering, one of the highlights was the assurance of Hon. Dansuki to his followers that he is going to work for the “Back to South” agenda that he had previously jettisoned when he failed to collapse structures in his former party, the PDP, and support his brother from the Same Senatorial district so he could settle for NASS which eventually led to the zone losing the primaries due to the lack of unity amongst the key actors.
Having failed in that direction, can the Honourable Member be seen to be “Honourable” in his new political evangelism of putting the interest of the Southern people first in his quest to try and win their favour in his new ambition? Can the South trust someone who speaks from both sides of the mouth to be their Senator come 2023? Can the South trust a leader who doesn’t believe in the principle of fairness and equity?
All of these questions are begging for answers as the days ahead promise to be intriguing and interesting as political parties kickstart their respective campaigns.