Jan. 23 (THEWILL) — Central Cross River State People’s Democratic Party stakeholders and leaders have warned gubernatorial candidates not to undermine the unity, cohesion and integrity of the party.
Stakeholders made this known in a five-point statement issued after its meeting which took place at Ugep, Yakurr LGA of Cross River State.
The statement was signed by more than 30 stakeholders and party leaders in the senatorial constituency.
Some of the signatories include The Honorable Nicholas Ayua, The Right Honorable Barr Sylvanus Odong, The Elder John Ibara Agbor, The Right Honorable Obeten Okorn Obeten, The Right Honorable Bassey Eko Ewa, The Right Honorable Chris Agibe, The Right Honorable Nelson E Ofem , the Right Honorable Itam Abang, the Honorable Emma Idaka, Mr. Attah Ochinke as well as Hon Eko Atu.
The statement said, “The Central Senatorial District has provided leadership, direction, and lifeblood for the PDP’s continued success in the state, and has determined that this role has become even more imperative given the desire of residents to Cross River State to return. DPP in power in 2023.
“The Central Senatorial District supports the principle of zoning and rotation of political responsibilities in the State, and in particular supports the continuation of the rotation of the office of Governor of Cross River State following the sequence already established between the different senatorial districts.
“That the governorship of Cross River State in 2023, in accordance with the established rotation sequence, be zoned in the Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State; this position is taken in the unshakable confidence that there are party members in the Southern Senatorial District with the ability, competence and commitment to lead the state and restore the development progress for which the state stood until then known.
“Party members across the state who aspire to positions and positions of responsibility on the party platform must maintain decorum in the conduct of their political activities and ensure that unity, cohesion and the integrity of the party are not compromised.
“These resolutions do not endorse any particular aspirant, and aspirants to the office of governor of the Southern Senatorial District are all encouraged to propagate their aspirations within the bounds of decency, while endeavoring to reconcile their various aspirations.”