Cross River PDP Youth Leader Treks to Abuja for Jarigbe

Sunday Aborisade in Abuja 

Prominent youth leader in Cross River North Senatorial District, Aruku Richard Monkom, who embarked on 474.9km long trek from the state in honour of Senator Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe has arrived Abuja after five days. 

The young man, according to a statement by Jarigbe’s Media Office on Sunday, started  his marathon walk at Federal Government College, Obudu on March 19.

The statement said he arrived Abuja at about 11.45 am Saturday and was welcomed by Jarigbe and other supporters.

Monkom said: “I trekked day and night and thank God I was able to make it here after, and embarked on the long walk as my only way to appreciate the quality representation our distinguished senator has given the Cross River North in the Senate.

“I did video of myself in every popular locations on my way down here starting from the Federal Government College, Obudu, down to Makurdi, Akwanga, Keffi, Mararaba and finally Abuja.”

Monkom, who is the coordinator of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youth movement in Cross River State told journalists that he was in Abuja to present an award to Jarigbe and to encourage him to continue with his good work for the zone.  

He said: “I have only met the distinguished senator once and this is my first time of coming closer to him and embarking on the long walk was the only way I felt I could honour him for standing with our people.”

He said the lawmaker has become a model for everyone in the society due to his standout legislative performance which is basically on human capital and infrastructural development in the zone 

Speaking when he received the youth leader and other youths in his official home, Jarigbe thanked Monkom for his amazing show of solidarity.

The senator, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Gas, said the action of Monkom will rather spur him into more work for his people.

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