Legor Idagbo Beyond 2023: A Humble But Deserving Rise To National Politics.
There is a popular saying that one is either born great,or acquires greatness through hard work ,this statement is true,and it rightly describes one man who have demonstrated and shown that no matter how much of affluence or riches one meets on his or her arrival on earth or circumstances surrounding your birth,you can still reach the Zenith of your career and this man is Rt.Hon Barrister Legor Idagbor,the member representing Bekwarra,Obudu and obanliku in the Federal House of Representatives.
Legor Idagbor has expressed great leadership skills and behavioral spirit growing up as he placed a full heart with driven focus in achieving his set goals in life(Leadership).
Barrister Legor after completing his Law Degree and eventually been called to the Nigerian Bar, ventured into politics with all of the experiences gathered from his late father,Justice Idagbo,a prominent and well cultured gentleman who in his time placed Bekwarra on the global map through passionate and dedicated service to humanity.
At a very young age,Barrister Idagbo was elected to champion the course of development in Bekwarra Local government Area as Executive Chairman ,a position he held with all sense of dignity as he offered meritorious and selfless services for the benefits of not just the old and vulnerable, but stemming hope for the younger generation as well.
No doubt at the expiration of his tenure as chairman of council, Hon Legor was chosen to represent Bekwarra in the State executive council with a greater demand and on a more critical role as commissioner for Works by the the governor Senator Liyel Imoke.
Hon Legor was excellent in his job as commissioner as he received public accolades from his Boss and mentor,Senator Liyel Imoke,which later transformed into his wider acceptance by members of his constituency (Bekwarra,Obudu,Obanliku)to contest for the Green Chambers (House of Representatives)under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP)which he won with a landslide.
As a first time legislator,Legor was far from the timid nature displayed by some of his colleagues,he was outspoken in almost all seatings offering valuable contributions which gained him admiration from both party men and opposition within the state and outside.
With a wider experience and knowledge, he moved several motions and sponsored many bills within his first two years and some of them include:
* A bill for Improved Aid Effectiveness, Accountability and Cooperation for Donor Receipt Bill, 2015.
*Correction and Rehabilitation Centre (Establishment) Bill, 2015.
*Criminal Justice (Release from Custody) Bill, 2015.
*Nigerians with disability Bill, 2016
*National Assembly Budget and Research Office (Establishment) Bill, 2015.
*Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (Amendment) Bill, 2015.
*A motion on “Deplorable condition of Calabar – Ikom-Ogoja Highway on 15/10/2015.
*A motion calling on the Federal Government to constitute the National Council on Public Procurement on 10/3/2016.
*A motion calling for the establishment of a pacifist Nigerian Civil War Memorial in Gakem, Cross River State on 27/1/2016.
Honourable Barrister Legor is not only good in talking,or playing politics with words,he has also demonstrated his love for his constituency by providing various social amenities which undoutably were top on the wish list of these people and they include
*The water project in Abuochiche,Ijibo and other communities.
*Remodeling of the Primary Healthcare facility in Bekwarra.
*skill acquisition centre in Obudu,commissioned by the wife of the Governor, Dr Mrs Linda Ayade
*Electrification of Obudu,through the provision of a transformer
*Provision of Class Room block in Obudu
Even as local government chairman,Hon.Legor demonstrated a rare character by encouraging the youths to chase their academic dreams as he offered scholarships to not just indigenes of Bekwarra but also students in all of the Northern Senatorial District of Cross River State.
In this trying times as the world jointly fight to conquer the dreaded covid19 pandemic,Honorable Legor did not shy away from his people,as he provided many relief materials and palliatives for members of his constituency, truely he has his people at heart.
As a politician who is exposed,Hon Legor has constantly shown respect to authorities and worked as a team player in delivering all PDP’s candidates since his arrival in politics,no wonder he is regarded as one of the pillars of Northern Senatorial Politics as he did not only deliver 100% for senator Liyel Imoke and Senator Ben Ayade in their two bids as governors but also to all Senators,House of Representatives ,House of Assembly and other lesser positions but also championed the course for politics without bitterness.
Today,we call on all youths in Bekwarra,Obudu and Obanliku to rise up and support our own ,Chief Honourable Barrister Legor Idagbor as he continue to fight for our interests in the national assembly and let us begin to think Legor Idagbor beyond 2023.
My name is Eneji Simon Ushie
Am a concerned Cross Riverian