UDOM EMMANUEL: KEY TO TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY


By Emmanuel Nicholas
 Honesty is the channel of truth between the soul and the mind. Those who nurture it are imbued with enormous power: the power to see, the power to know, the power to differentiate, the power to reflect, the power to choose, the power to speak the truth, and ultimately the power to grow. Dishonesty is never the way to authentic power. Dishonesty leads to less real power. When you are honest, however, you are in alignment with the source and you maintain your positioning in the Divine Design for Harmony where your experience is one of real ease and joy and true power. When you are aligned and in the flow and coming from Love, whatever you say or do in honesty is an empowering blessing, even if it ruffles someone’s ego. Your honesty moves all who choose to be, back into the Flow. It is helpful to consider why you would ever find yourself in a situation where you would feel you need to be dishonest. Yes—that’s right—those situations are created by ego, which can’t see the Whole, and often thinks it needs to manipulate circumstances to its advantage. When you are dishonest, it is a sign that your ego is at the helm, as only ego has any interest in manufacturing information, or rather, disinformation, with which to manipulate. Remember that ego does not exist in Prime Matrix, so when ego takes over, you know you’ve moved into duality, which is not the realm of ease and joy. When you are in duality, you have stepped out of the flow of Life Force and into lower frequency, where problems and turmoil manifest. Honesty, then, is not a moral issue, but an energy and power issue. When you are dishonest, you are opting into problems and turmoil and opting out of energy. In order to move back into the Flow, out of the realm of turmoil, and into authentic power, simply employ the power tool called “honesty.” Most people are dishonest in an attempt to eschew their power. They live as victims, strapped into the childhood ruts their parents lovingly beat them into. They lie not only to their closest intimates but to themselves. Their inner truth is dangerous because it connects with all their years of buried pain and rage and sadness and hurt. If it were to explode it would crush their fragile external lives – and force them to realize just how unloved they are by themselves and their present intimates and how unloved they were in their childhoods by those entrusted to guide their existences. For Akwa Ibom State to take its rightful place and be more relevant in today's world, it needs bold, inspiring and visionary leadership, devoid of corruption and cronyism, and Udom is the key of such leadership. Mr Udom Gabriel Emmanuel Nkenang Stands for honest, trustworthy, scrupulous, conscientious, high-principled, Selfless, contentmen, anti-corruption, proper, correct, honourable, upright, upstanding, high-minded, righteous, right-minded, moral, ethical, good, virtuous, just, noble, respectable, decent and all above prudent. With Udom, Akwa Ibom State will have chosen a leader who is not corrupt, and who will place people over his personal needs. In this world, to be competitive in all aspects, it demands radical socio-economic transformation and Udom with knowledge gathered in this field will usher in the economic change. Akwa Ibom State needs a leader that has a vision for the State; one that can inspire the people, and one that can be bold to fight corruption, mismanagement of the State's resources, cronyism and recklessness in governance. This State cannot go on doing things as usual. We must elect people who have a passion and commitment for rapid development, as well as the well-being of the people and delivery of this kind of government is Udom’s vision. Udom’s Government will be confident, assertive, and innovative and committed to promoting and defending the interest of the people first. We may have the oil and other natural resources, but he will place more emphasis on developing the human resource of the State, instead of just focusing on the natural resources, hoping that when we develop the natural resources, we can have our loot. Udom considers the people's interest and development must be placed above our politics and natural resources. Above all, Udom is prepared to seek solutions from within, and adopt the philosophies and practices that will deal with the various challenges that the State face, and develop ideas to propel our State towards the best that it deserves, and not just the better.' Deacon Udom Emmanuel will operate an open government that has integrity in its actions and is really good at managing its information. These are the foundations upon which government accountability is built and corruption is reduced. Now just to be clear, integrity in Udom’s context means that an open government follows the rule of law and that it works to establish a culture of integrity amongst its representatives and employees. This integrity pervades all aspects of an open government which reduces corruption and creates internal accountability, where government holds itself accountable. Udom will ensure the habit of Information management is enabled so that the information that government collects and creates is available to all. With no information management – or even poor information management, the road stops here with no accountability and very little reduction in corruption. So, there are four types of transparency, and Udom’s open government supports all of them. The two primary forms are proactive dissemination and reactive disclosure. Proactive dissemination is when your government makes information publicly available for everyone to see. Reactive disclosure is when your government releases information upon request – for example, under Freedom of Information laws. Both of these forms of transparency rely on information management to get the job done. Together with holding open meetings and protecting whistle blowers, all four types of transparency have the possibility of creating external accountability – or accountability to citizens through the publicity cycle. Here’s how it works: a journalist or watchdog group gets data from the government, analyzes it, and finds something wrong. They publicize this and you get angry about it. When you demand that the government do something about it, they do! They maintain their integrity by calling for an investigation and then enforcing the law that was violated or punishing the corrupt officials. As man of high prudence, the strength of mind or spirit enables a man to encounter challenges with firmness, personal braver and heroism is not the strength of the muscles and bones. Being intelligent is the strongest strength or energy needed in winning any battle of life, a good boxer wins with technicalities not with strength ,so most a star studded team can always lose their matches if they don’t have good bench to dole out the expertise that will bring goals. Deacon Udom Gabriel Nkenang is man with that brain strength which will turn around the fortunes of the Akwa Ibom State for a better, for what the State needs now is not a career politician but a career political-professional symbol, embedded with wisdom that can continue in the uncommon trtransformation of Chief Godswill Akpabio CON that has wrought in the State. Deacon Udom Emmanuel as a professional in corporate governance is a trusted hand, and trust is the foundation of sustainable development. As the world continues to get smaller, our mutual interdependence increases and we all need to be able to mobilise the resources and goodwill from revenues to achieve success. That can only be achieved through gaining the trust of the people. Therefore, the ability to gain the trust of the masses and of all is becoming the key to success. Transparency and Accountability are two of the central pillars of good governance. Transparency is also a necessary precondition for the exercise of accountability since without access to clear, accurate and up-to-date information, it is impossible to judge whether the standards promised has been met. Udom Emmanuel Government will be accountable to the people and God , for he will not misuse the wealth of the State as an astute financial manager . Good governance according to Downer (2000) is the process whereby public institutions conduct public affairs, manage public resources and guarantee the realization of human rights. Good governance accomplishes this in a manner essentially free of abuse and corruption, and with due regard for the rule of law. The true test of good governance is the degree to which it delivers on the promise of human rights; civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. Conable (1997) was of the view that good governance is the exercise of power or authority, political, economic, administrative or otherwise to manage a country’s processes and institutions through which citizens and groups articulate their interests excises their legal rights and harmonies their differences. The UN Human Development Report (2004) pointed out that governance has two faces: first, the leadership which has responsibilities derived from the principles of effective and these are what Udom have agreed to produce in his government. By linking good governance to sustainable human development, emphasizing principles such as accountability, participation and the enjoyment of human rights, and rejecting prescriptive approaches to development assistance, the resolution stands as an implicit endorsement of the rights-based approach to development. Resolution 2000/64 expressly linked good governance to an enabling environment conducive to the enjoyment of human rights and "prompting growth and sustainable human development." In underscoring the importance of development cooperation for securing good governance in countries in need of external support, the resolution recognized the value of partnership approaches to development cooperation and the inappropriateness of prescriptive approaches. In 2015 Udom Emmanuel’s government will not violet the human right of the right living citizens , but it will ensure violators will be brought to book , as there is no governance with transparency if human right is not respected and treasured. Good governance and human rights are mutually reinforcing. Human rights principles provide a set of values to guide the work of governments and other political and social actors. They also provide a set of performance standards against which these actors can be held accountable. Moreover, human rights principles inform the content of good governance efforts: they may inform the development of legislative frameworks, policies, programmes, budgetary allocations and other measures. On the other hand, without good governance, human rights cannot be respected and protected in a sustainable manner. The implementation of human rights relies on a conducive and enabling environment. This includes appropriate legal frameworks and institutions as well as political, managerial and administrative processes responsible for responding to the rights and needs of the population. A vote for Udom Emmanuel is a vote for transformational development, through a robust private sector driven economy, which will be powered by industrialization, transparency and accountability to government

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