“There is absolutely no basis of comparison between Ita Enang and Obong Bassey Albert, the former Finance Commissioner in the Akpabio regime, that the PDP has chosen to replace him in the upper chamber in 2015. That is if at all the PDP wins at the poll given the obvious popular anger against the party by the masses in the state. To compare Albert with Ita Enang is equivalent to comparing a primary school pupil with a university professor.”
The above is an excerpt from a piece written by erudite lawyer and human rights activist, Inibehe Effiong. Much as I respect his views, I beg to disagree and distance myself from this verdict that, “To compare Albert with Ita Enang is equivalent to comparing a primary school pupil with a university professor.”
I dare state that, this is a fallacy as there is no empirical basis or comparative analysis to arrive at this. For me, it remains a mere unproven hypothetical assertion that should not be entertained as sound logic.
Fact is, whereas Senator Enang has excelled in legislative dexterity and has glowed as a lawmaker with tremendous acumen in the business of lawmaking, it is hollow to compare him with a man who is yet to serve. Any acceptable comparison can only happen after OBA has completed at least a term in the Senate. To therefore draw assumed conclusion that one is better than the other is Fiction. Is it not true that, the taste of the pudding is in the eating?
I am certain, Inibehe Effiong may not have had the opportunity as I have, to engage OBA at close quarters intellectually. I have no doubt, this brilliant banker is exceptionally gifted, well educated, articulate, and can hold his own at any fora in the world from my honest appraisal of his cognitive prowess, broad based comprehension and luminous oration of acquired knowledge.
You can take this to the bank, OBA would make his mark as one of the greatest Senators Akwa Ibom State have/will produce(d). I can’t wait to see him and his boss, H. E. Chief Dr. Godswill Akpabio ply their trade on the floor of the Senate. The glory days are here again.