by crossriverwatch admin
The leadership of the organized labor in Cross River State has called on the State governor, Senator Liyel Imoke to have a change of mind and contest to represent the Central Senatorial District Election in 2015.
The State Chairman of the Nigeria Labor Congress, Comrade John Ushie made the call during the union visit to government house, Calabar.
He said Imoke style of leadership and performance in the state as Governor is not what the state can afford to lose; hence there is need for him to reconsider his thought and represent the Central Senatorial District as an experienced Senator who has been in the Red Chambers before.
Imoke was a Senator during the aborted third republic in 1992 at age of 30 and was respected amongst the federal legislators.
Ushie said as a connected personality, Imoke’s going to the senate will only compliment the effort of the incoming governor to bring dividends of growth and development to Cross River State.
“We have read in the media and some analysts have been saying it that you should go to the National Assembly to represent Cross River Central in the senate.
“We want to let you know that as an organized labor, we are asking you to go and contest for the senate because of all that you have been doing and your experience which will count and yield results in national politics as a player.
“Your Excellency, because you know how to play national politics and you underhand it, we are behind you to go and contest for the senate.
“If you are there your quality of service you are rendering here will be reproduced as a senator from Cross River State.” he said.
Imoke who listened carefully to the chairman gave a light laugh but shook his head as an affirmation of non-interest and did not make comments on the call while making his remark.
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