Cross River Assembly Speaker Joins Governorship Race

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Hon. Larry Odey, Speaker, Cross River State House of Assembly
Hon. Larry Odey, Speaker, Cross River State House of Assembly

Honorable Larry Odey, the Cross River State House of Assembly speaker has thrown his hat into the ring to run for the post of governor of the state in 2015.

Hon. Larry Odey who represents Yala 1 Constituency and has served as Speaker of the Assembly since 2011 was the Acting Governor of the state when the Appeal Court in 2012 nullified the election of Senator Liyel Imoke.

He spent the last months of 2013 carrying out ground work and consultation with stake holders of his party, the PDP.

An aide to the Speaker who still prefers anonymity told CrossRiverWatch on phone that his boss is “actively carrying out consultation and very soon he would come out openly and declare his intention but I can assure you that he is very serious about it”.

Though his intention amongst other illustrious sons of the Northern Senatorial District has always been known but he is one of the first persons serving in office to be seriously campaigning to replace Senator Imoke.

Last week, he hosted the PDP Chapter Chairmen in his house at the Parliamentary Village in Calabar where he revealed his intention to govern the state to them.

His current efforts bring to four the number of those who are openly consulting and canvassing for support for the post.

Others are Goddy Jedy Agba, Senator Ben Ayade, Mr Fidelis Ugbo, Barrister Joseph Agi, SAN, and Emmanuel Ashang who have since been on the race.

As the weeks and days role by, more people are expected to declare their intention even as Senator Imoke has stated that he would not anoint any one as his successor but those interested should go for it themselves.

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