As the All Progressives Congress stakeholders in Cross River North continuously beam searchlight on a possible replacement for the vacant senate seat. Prof Zana Akpagu’s unusual ability to engage people with different kinds of economic, social and physical problems is brought to the fore.
In an ideal society with stable people oriented leadership, there is always a link between the leader and his compatriots through an ability to engage them as part of a commitment to service their needs.
This is sequel to the fact that human needs are numerous. However, prioritising the most pressing needs for the greatest good of humanity is not an all comers affair,but a rare gift.
One of such rare personalities in the front row of individuals vying for the APC flag in the forthcoming bye election in the Northern part of the state is Prof Zana Akpagu.
In effect, the dark skinned Obudu born Professor of Modern Languages has seen his engaging ability with people plateau as he influenced numerous projects into the University of Calabar where he currently serves as its helmsman.
Drafting the same measure of resilience to Bekwarra Local Government Area with a community Bank. In unison, the people who before now go through a very harrowing experience of travelling to Ogoja which is the hub of commercial activities in Cross River North heaved a big sigh of relief with his gesture.
How Akpagu influenced the Unical Microfinance Bank to Bekwarra with such ease is still a puzzle till date. Ostensibly, he had made prior engagement with stakeholders of a felt need before venturing into such soothing economic stimulus project in Abuochiche.
To be in the reckoning as a listening leader, it is noteworthy to posses an unusual quality of engagement. At different fora, Prof Akpagu has continued to show this unique quality as he edges towards being picked as APC candidate for the bye election.
Keen observers within and outside the senatorial district believe that the only aspirant whose engaging ability can salvage vulnerable groups like; women, children, youths, elderly and physically challenged people remains Chief Akpagu.
More so, his engagement of many physically challenged people transcending ethnic bias in Unical workforce serves as an exemplary testimony.
Alluding to this, an Associate Professor of Communication, Jacob Agba,had in a piece few months ago extolled Akpagu’s unparalleled record of turning to the otherwise neglected segment of the society with succour of job placement in Unical. One can imagine the humane level of engagement with qualified persons in this category before taking action.
For APC to negotiate through this journey without any stress, Chief Akpagu is the only aspirant with an unrivalled engagement ability needed for a smooth sail once INEC okays the bye election.
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