by crossriverwatch admin
There are indications that the popular Calabar preacher, Reverend Val Aloysous popularly known in Calabar as ‘My Father My Father’ wants to contest for the governorship of Cross River State come 2015.
In a giant bill board at IBB Road before Akim on your way from the airport, our reporter captured a large bill board bearing the picture of the popular Pentecostal preacher and Sen. Liyel Imoke, the state governor.
The bill board announces that the Delta born preacher will be declaring for the governorship of Cross River State on the 30th of May, 2014 at the Unical Hotel, in Calabar.
Our reporter went round the Calabar to sample opinions of resident on the development. Mr. Roy Smith a resident of Calabar South said “If he decides to go for the governorship it is his decision but I know he is not a Cross Riverian either from both parents but constitutionally it doesn’t deny him the privilege. The greater decision lies in the hands of the electorates but I think his chances are slim”.
Miss. Henrietta Eyong a resident of Calabar Municipality and a student of UNICAL said: “Hmm, I’m not surprised but what does he think he is doing, a pastor our governor? I can’t imagine how real he thinks it can be but I wish him all the best”.
Mr. Kenneth Dominic, a taxi driver that plies Etta-Agbor route asserted that at “first he, My Father, My Father is a man of God that has done a lot of signs and wonders here and there but it is shocking to me to hear he is going for the governorship despite the fact that he is not an indigene. What Cross River needs is an agile governor with the fear of God”.
Miss. Glory Prosper believes he is going to make it and if someone like her sees his name on the ballot paper she will not think twice before voting him. This is her reason, “He is a good man that has all it takes to lead. If he’s serious someone like me will vote him”.
On his part, Mr. Clement Amenge said he will be like Chris Okotie that doesn’t want to lose hope but keeps contesting but he wondered “which political party will give him the ticket because I know neither PDP nor APC will not look at him”.
Miss. Ekum Edidah Nzah of Ikom LGA said she cannot support the preacher at all because he is known as a pastor not politician “And I doubt if he has any political experience that prepared him for such high seat”, she said.
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