Story Written By Apostle David Wilfred Ogaga, Calabar
Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’
Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’
Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’
But, conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor political, nor popular, but one must take it because one’s conscience tells one that it is the right thing to do.
RT. HON OGANA LUKPATA, is the right man for Senate to represent the northern senatorial district in this forth coming bye- election. God is involved.
The Rt Hon Ogana Lukpata holds a Doctoral Degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies from the University of Jos. He also possesses the Master’s Degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy, the Bachelor of Laws and the Bachelor of Divinity.
He was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1987 and has a Professional Diploma in Legislative Drafting of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Lagos.
Rt Hon Dr. Ogana Lukpata was elected National Legal Adviser to the Social Democratic Party at the Party’s National Convention held in Abuja on July 25,1990. As a National Legal Adviser, he doubled as Sole Administrator of the Party in Borno and Yobe states simultaneously.
Due to the successes recorded in the two states, he was further deployed to assist in restructuring the Party in Akwa Ibom State in 1992, an assignment he accomplished in three months. He served as a Member of the Governing Board of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital from 2000-2004 under the Obasanjo led Federal Government of Nigeria.
Rt Hon Dr. Ogana Lukpata was elected two times by the good people of Ukele to represent Yala 11 state constituency in the Cross River State House of Assembly from 2011-2019, the 7th and 8th Assemblies of the nation’s 4th Republic respectively.
In the 7th Assembly, he was Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary, Public Service, Human Rights, Ethics and Privileges. He was a Principal Officer of the 8th Assembly and also had the honour of being elected two times as Speaker Pro Tempore.
Rt Hon Dr.Ogana Lukpata has attended several workshops, seminars and training programmes on Leadership and Legislative Procedures and Practiced both in Nigeria and in the United States, South Korea, Kenya and South Africa.
He has also been honoured with local and international awards, including Ambassador for Peace by the Universal Peace Federation, Icon of Nation Building in Africa by the African Students Union Parliament and an Award of Excellence as a worthy Alumni of the Faculty of Law, University of Calabar. He is a fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria.
A true Democrat, Rt Hon Dr. Ogana Lukpata believes in leadership with integrity, transparency and humility. His philosophy is “living for the sake of others”.