by crossriverwatch admin
Hon. Essien Ayi, the member representing Calabar South, Akpabuyo and Bakassi in the House of Representatives has called on the PDP which he is a member to sit up if disaster must be averted.
In an interview with CrossRiverWatch, the rep said: “Well, it is true that, we have had a lot of defections in the House. It is also true that even some others are threatening to go, but all I will advise my party, the PDP is that we should sit up, because if we do not and take things for granted, disaster awaits us”.
He advised that whatever can be done to put the party back in shape and bring everybody together should be done.
According to Hon Essien Ayi, a lot of lawmakers have been under pressure to join the APC and other political parties with “very serious inducements that if you are a greedy person, you may not be able to look the other way”
He said he was a founding member of the PDP and therefore finds it difficult to move to another party. “In Calabar South we had a forum called Calabar South Forum, we merged with the Cross River Democratic Forum led by the former and present governors of the state, which later transformed to the PDP in the state.
“Even the day that the G34 was inaugurated, I was at the Eagle Square, so I will say that I am one of the founding members of the party”.
He regretted that he and others suffered to build the party which is now disintegrating “I know how we suffered to make the party what it is today so my advice to the gladiators, because, there are so many gladiators, is that they should thread carefully so that they would not destroy our party”.
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