By Assam Abia.
Akparawa Ephraim Inyang-Eyen, former Commissioner For Works in Akwa Ibom and the flag bearer of the Young Progressive Party, YPP, contesting to represent the good people of Eket Senatorial District in the Senate, is a man of destiny, born to serve.
He is naturally equipped with the traits and bitumen of leadership which includes love for his fellow man, knowledge of man’s necessities, courage to transfer the knowledge for the overall benefits of all, philanthropic zeal, visionary acumen and the willpower to apply patriotism in transforming his visions to reality..
To some who see him from afar, he is a workman’s bully because of his workaholic mien. To those who see him with the lense of hatred when he was the translator of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s policy on infrastructure development, he is Hitler the great.
But the truth is that Akparawa Ephraim Inyang-Eyen is kind-hearted, loving, imbued with a rare gift only found in those who come down to rewrite and reshape the story of humanity for its advancement. He is a blessing to the good people of Eket Senatorial District and Akwa Ibom State at large. It gives him joy to be of help and service to his fellow man.
His ambition to represent Eket Senatorial District in the National Assembly in 2023, has come in no better time than now, after many years of deficit, occasioned by poor and drabby representation. The Nigerian Senate is the engine room for the manufacturing of national menu (food is ready) for distribution. It is a hot room for intellectual fight. A combination of oratory, bravery and political craftsmanship is what is needed in the Senate, if your constituency must not be left out during preparation of the menu. EPHRAIM INYANG FITS THE BILL. He has what it takes to be seen and heard. He will not be lost, like many, in the Red Chambers.
In his pledge on Monday October 3, 2023, during the flag off of his campaign in Eket, the Onna born politician had this to say;
“My Dear Parents, Brothers, Sisters, Friends and Well-Wishers of Eket Senatorial District, i am prepared to offer you the best kind of effective legislative representation ever in our history by the special grace of God Almighty upon my life”,
“I will build bridges of Unity, connect the missing links and give our Senatorial District the needed voice that will translate to quality representation, please give me your support”, he appealed.
Going by his campaign promises, apart from law making, Mr Ephraim Inyang-Eyen will apply “bottom to top” approach, through constant Town Hall meetings with his constituents, oversight functions, in tacking the myriads of issues obstinating human development in his constituency. Human development (tangible empowerment) as explained by him, remains the only golden coin needed for growth, in a free economy such as Nigeria’s.
“Giving out cars as empowerment is not my module of touching lives, unless if absolutely necessary. I will embark on transformation of our youths from dependency to employers of labour, using the instrument of relevant agencies and constituency funds”, he said.
“If individuals become economically independent through the right push upward, the informal economic sector will bring about an interplay of variables for socio-economic development and when prosperity strives, there’s bound to be peace”, he maintained.
Ephraim Inyang has promised to change the narrative in representation and create a benchmark that will remain as a target for coming legislators, after his tenure in the Senate.
As the golden fowl that lays the golden egg for the nation, Eket Senatorial District deserves nothing but the very best in the 10th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Young Progressive Party, YPP has offered Ephraim Inyang to the people as a gift. Lets receive him as a blessing. A vote for Akparawa Ephraim Inyang is a vote for a new dawn of quality representation. He will surely deliver.