Since the return of democracy to Nigeria in 1999, the People's Democratic Party, PDP has always won and dominated the Obudu/Bekwarra/Obanliku federal constituency seat in Cross River State. The federal constituency like many others in the state was a stronghold of the PDP such that whoever wins the party's primaries was just an inch away from being sworn-in as winner of the main election.
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, politicians and political commentators have come out with different preposition regarding the Obudu/Bekwarra/Obanliku federal constituency seat. While many politicians have come out to declare their interest for the seat, the local government that should produce the next member has continued to dominate discussions.
The last few days have been very interesting politically in Cross River State and Obudu/Bekwarra/Obanliku Federal Constituency, as Political supporters and spectators from the two major political platforms, Peooles Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC), watch their Leaders put forth their energies to make statements of who is in charge and who is on ground of the Federal Constituency.
Sahara reporters recently reported how the chairman of Obanliku local government area of Cross River, Evangelist Margaret Inde, has empowered farmers in her council with a tuber of ham, hoe, and a cutlass. The items were presented to them during the 30th anniversary of the creation of the local government area, as well as celebration of New yam festival.
The Cross River State Governor has in the early hours of Tuesday approved the appointments of eight persons into his government. The appointments had raised eye brows as to which Local Government was fit for a particular position. Reacting to the new appointments, the federal lawmaker at the House of Representatives representing Bekwarra/Obudu/Obanliku Federal Constituency of Cross River State, Rt.
As we are drawing close to 2023 general elections, the numbers of aspirants dedicating interest for the position of Bekwarra/Obudu/Obanliku Federal seat in the house of representatives keeps increasing. Below are the aspirants and their brief profiles. Hon. Legor Idagbo He was born on November 10th, 1971.
Becheve is a large Obanliku village of 17 people. Despite the fact that people from all over the world have shared a location with the popular Obudu Cattle Ranch and Resort, men in this community refused to give up the old custom. The old tradition is called money marriage, and the victims are called money wife of money wife. The old custom is called money marriage. Becheve girls sold for cash as small as N10, 000 in 'Cash Marriage.' Food products such as yam tubers; animals such as goats and pigs – all depending
Today, we celebrate the re-birth of our nation’s democracy and reflect how Nigeria ushered in a new era of government chosen by the people, after countless years of military dictatorships. As an elected member of House of Representatives representing Bekwara/Obudu/Obanliku Federal Constituency, i wish to felicitate with the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Digital Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Sir, Ben Ayade, Members of Parliament, Members of the State House of Assembly and good people of Cross River State.
The Member Representing Bekwarra/Obudu/Obanliku Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives Rt.Hon.Legor Idagbo has clarified that he is not a desperate politician as some members of the opposition claims.The Member of the House of Representatives made the clarification while speaking to his constituents in a town hall meeting which was part of a two day working visit to his Federal Constituency recently.
The Senatorial ambition of Joe Agi SAN received a heavy boost today as over 50 members of the PDP decamped to APC in Busi Ward, Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River State The decampees led by Hon. Inuwa Canice, a former PDP leader in Busi 1 acknowledged that PDP is a sinking ship and a party of regression and stagnation without a progressive ideology to move Obanliku and Cross River State to greater heights. Mr. Canice noted that his defection from the PDP was not out of personal interest but for the
Some days ago, the Chief Executive officer of Cross River Watch, Agba Jalingo has asked the federal lawmaker at the House of Representatives representing Bekwarra/Obudu/Obanliku Federal Constituency of Cross River State, Hon Legor Idagbo to explain to the public how he executed the two ICT centers contract awarded to his
Busanfong village landlords in Obanliku Local Government Area have rejected in totality the plan of Governor Ben Ayade through the Ministry of Lands to acquire their swamp to build a leisure resort insisting that they can not sell out the future of their unborn children. This decision of of not selling was unanimously reached in a majority count (voting) by families (landlords) whose land were mapped out for the plan acquisition in a town hall meeting today, 6th day of October, 2020. The meeting arose imperatively
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The Cross River Independent Electoral Commission (CROSIEC), congratulate the State Governor, His Excellency, Sir Ben Ayade and the entire people of Cross River State for the huge sucessfull recorded in the battle to keep the Covid-19 pandemic away from the shores of Cross River State. While the Commission was further support in view of the consultations on the effective date for the resumption of election activities towards the conclusion of 2020 Local Govered Cound election time table the Commission implor
Baring a last minute change, the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Power is set to commission a 60KVA solar Mini Grid Power Plant in Obudu Ranch Resorts, in Obanliku local government area of Cross River State.
If you ask me, all that happened at the Bekwarra Council Hall today was staged managed-Iripia Freedo
One thing that connects politicians and their people is constant engagement with the majority who may be indispensable especially in societies where votes count.
Busanfong Village Landlords in Obanliku Local Government Area have rejected in totality the plans of Gov. Ben Ayade through the State Ministry of Lands to acquire their Land (swamp) for the establishment of leisure resort. This decision of not selling was unanimously reached in a majority count (voting) of the families (Landlords) involved in the mapped out area for the plan acquisition in a town hall meeting in Busanfong today being the 6th day of October, 2020. The meeting arose imperatively after the land
The winner of the 2020 edition of the Miss Bekwarra Beauty Pageant in Cross River State, Queen Adie Ruth Iripia has begun a series of humanitarian projects geared towards actualising the purpose behind the pageant. The Nineteen-year-old Queen who promised to uphold the dignity of girls and women and students across Bekwarra LGA organised an academic interschool competition and also awarded scholarship to the best student.
The Chairman Obanliku, Hon. Margaret Inde's Thanksgiving Service At Message Point Assembly, Calabar.
*Ettah Emmanuel O* Evangelist Hon. Margaret Inde. is the current Executive Chairman of one of the most delightful Local government area in Nigeria. the Local government that house the celebrated OBUDU CATTLE RANCH RESORT. She is a committed Christian who until her political decision was the Church Administrator of ( MESSAGE POINT ASSEMBLY). Home of Excellence, Calabar. As indicated by her on the occasion. Apostle Bassey J. Udosen. The Senior Pastor of the church popularly known as ( The Professor of Prophecy).
In this modern age and season, some strange practices should not be allowed and be outrightly stopped. Such is this custom in Becheve community in Obanliku with 17 tribes. It shares boundaries with popular Obudu Cattle Ranch and Resort which attracts tourists from across the world. Men in this community have refused to give up the ancient custom called Money Marriage. The victims are called Money Woman or Money Wife. Girls as young as five years of age are been sold in his southern part of Nigeria. This is
Evangelist Mrs Margaret Inde, the Executive Chairman of Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River State has empowered some youths and farmers of her Local Government with Yams, Hoes and Machetes. This was in line with the 30th Anniversary celebration of the creation of the Local Government and their New Yam Festival celebration.