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Cross River Lawmaker emerges politician of the year

By Solomon Ogar

The Lawmaker representing Yala 1 State Constituency, Hon. Brian Odey has been nominated for Yala Achievers Awards as Politician of the Year.

This follows his resilience, acumen and tenacity, which eventually saw his smart political alliance with the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC taking a seat in the State Assembly as Member representing Yala I State Constituency, in the March 18, 2023 Governorship and State Assembly Election and the election petition tribunals in today’s intricate tapestry of Nigerian politics where oppositions are underdogs.

A breakdown of the nominees so far showed that Odey is the only member of the Cross River House of Assembly nominated for the Award holding at Transcorp Hotel, Calabar on 28 July 2024.

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The organisers, Moj’s Entertainment in an article titled “Hon Brian Odey nominated for Yala Achievers Awards Politician of the Year” described Odey, who is the Deputy Minority Leader and Chairman of House Committee on Public Accounts as a political strategist for emerging victorious at the poll in 2023 as a new entrant from the Labour Party.

“His triumph at the polls and a rigorous legal process in a widely tough political dispensation which tested his political temperament and fortitude has undoubtedly set a new political trajectory in Yala”.

Hon. Odey is the Deputy Chairman of House Committee on Health and a Member of House Committees on Finance & Appropriation, Environment and Petroleum.

Cross River Lawmaker emerges politician of the year

Yala Achievers Award recognises Yala’s most outstanding politicians, leaders, businessmen clergies, etc who have distinguished themselves and are using their positions to have a positive impact on people in Yala and the society.

Nsan Ndoma-Neji
Nsan Ndoma-Neji
Nsan Ndoma-Neji is a conventional journalist whose career started as a student in a Cross River University.

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