by crossriverwatch admin
Senator Florence Ita Giwa, General Anthony Ukpo Rtd, and Dr. Pius Tawo have emerged as the three delegates that will represent Cross River State in the national conference.
A statement on Thursday night by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim named a total of 492 delegates including the trio to partake in the conference.
Florence Ita Giwa is a former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria who represented the Southern Senatorial district of Cross River in the red chamber and a one time adviser to President Obasanjo.
Anthony Ukpo is a retired general from the Nigerian Army and a PDP stalwart in the from Yala LGA in the Northern Senatorial district of Cross River State while Dr. Pius Tawo is also a PDP chieftain from Boki in Cross River Central senatorial district.
Reacting to the nomination, the All Cross River Youth Forum in a statement called the three delegates ‘Dead Woods’ who have never represented the interest of Cross River State but their own personal interest.
In a statement by the coordinator of the group, Barrister James Ibor, the group said: “It is very disheartening to keep hearing these same names every now and then as if there are no other persons in Cross River State. These people are dead woods who at all times have not represented our interest.
“Ita Giwa was one of those who betrayed the Bakassi struggle and pandered to her own personal interest and stardom. The other two are recycled PDP stalwarts who continue to go to Abuja to politic and seek their own continued relevance. We were full of hope that this governor will zero in on young and vibrant minds who will sufficiently argue for interest of our state but he has once again disappointed young people by leaving them behind and going for persons that will as usual go to the conference and return empty handed without anything tangible for our state”.
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