C'River bye-election: A perfect replacement for Sen. Rose Oko by Amb. Jerry Odey

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As political jobbers and kingmakers begin shopping for the replacement of late Sen. Rose Oko who represented Cross River Northern Senatorial District in the red chambers of the National Assembly, a youth leader from the zone, Amb. Jerry Odey has after a careful analysis presented a candidate which he deems a perfect fit for the senatorial job.

Ambassador Jerry Odey in his article titled, "The right man for job" appealed to the PDP family both nationally and statewide to accept Rt. Hon. Ogana Lukpata as a replacement for Sen. Rose Oko. He said the former lawmaker is experienced, credible, competent and has the capacity to ascend the plump job. 

The youth leader who beckoned on the people of Northern senatorial district with particular emphasis on Yala LGA to give Lukpata a chance said; the former lawmaker "is not just a force to reckon with, but a super force considering his pedigree in service to our dear Local Government Area, State and the Nation at large.



 RT. HON. OGANA LUKPATA, PhD; BL is the right man for the office. My recommendation is predicated on our popular demand and yearnings for CREDIBILITY, COMPETENCE AND CAPABILITY of anyone interested or being considered for any elective position cum leadership at all levels to ensure QUALITATIVE & EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION of the people.

Going forward, RT. HON. OGANA LUKPATA, PhD; BL is the most qualified, experienced and prepared person to give quality leadership to the good people of the northern senatorial district, the entire State and Nigeria at large.

RT. HON. OGANA LUKPATA, PhD; BL is an experienced leader (politician) par excellence. He is not just a force to reckon with, but a super force considering his pedigree in service to our dear Local Government Area, State and the Nation at large.

Below is his profile cum credentials of service from a humane and humble perspective.



✓ Ph.D. International Relations and Strategic Studies (2020), University of Jos

✓ M.Sc. International Affairs and Diplomacy (2000), Imo State University, Owerri

✓ LLB. (Hons) Law (1986), University of Calabar

✓ B.A. Divinity (2016), World Harvest College & Seminary, Calabar.


✓ Barrister-at-Law (1987), Nigerian Law School, Lagos

✓ Postgraduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting (2000), Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Lagos


✓ National Legal Adviser, Social Democratic Party, 1990-1992

✓ Hon. Member, Cross River State House of Assembly, Representing Yala II State Constituency, 2011-2019 (7th & 8th Assemblies, 4th Republic).

✓ Speaker Pro Tempore, Cross River State House of Assembly, Calabar (8th Assembly-two times).

✓ Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary, Public Service, Public Petitions, Human Rights, Ethics and Privileges, Cross River State House of Assembly, 2011-2015 (7th Assembly).

✓ Deputy Whip, Cross River State House of Assembly, 2015-2019 (8th Assembly).

✓ Member of Governing Board, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, 2000-2004 (Federal Board)

✓ Interim Administrator, Social Democratic Party, Borno & Yobe States, 1990/91.

✓ Sole Administrator, Social Democratic Party, Akwa Ibom State, 1992.


✓ Leadership and Legislative Procedure and Practice Workshop - Organized by Regensys Business School, 4 Pybus Road, Sandton 2046, South Africa: 24th May, 2012.

I hereby humanely and humbly recommend him for the office of the Senate @NASS to represent the good people of Cross River northern senatorial district.

I strongly appeal to the good people, leaders and stakeholders of Yala, Ogoja, Bekwarra, Obudu and Obalinku local government areas of northern senatorial district, Our digital governor cum State PDP party leaders and stakeholders and finally to the National working committee and leaders of the largest, most acceptable and household party in Africa. To consider him for the office for the period in view as we prepare to pay our last respect to our demised former Senator and await INEC to do the needful of commencement of the by-election.

My recommendation is all in the very interest of the Constituents/Constituency and our great party, the PDP.

Congratulations RT. HON. OGANA LUKPATA; PhD, BL

God bless Cross River Northern Senatorial District!

God bless the People's Democratic Party!!

God bless Cross River State!!!

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria!!!

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