by crossriverwatch admin
The deputy Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Hon. Itaya Asuquo Nyong recently lashed the opposition parties for want of program and ideal for democratic development in Cross River State, saying what the opposition parties do is to wait around the Court lobby after election to challenge the PDP instead of them going to the field.
The legislator who is serving his third term for Akamkpa 1 State Constituency in the Assembly is unarguably the most senior legislator in the House and has been long in the business of politicking to know how party politics operate in the State.
Hear him during an interview with newsmen at the enlarged meeting of the Southern Caucus Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP recently: “We are not afraid of opposition in Cross River State, in fact, we want them to come and participate in the electoral process and test their popularity on the field and not to see court premises as their first and last resort to win election.
“Opposition parties should go to the field and canvass for votes from the electorates, they should sell their programs to the voters rather than complaining about the party that is working and participating in the process of election.”
While reacting to the trending popularity and obvious threat from the All Progressives Congress, APC in the State, the Deputy Speaker said, “Having opposition parties to slug it out with the ruling party is a welcomed development in Cross River, I only have my reservation for them in a situation where the opposition will not campaign or sell their program to the people but will prefer to be waiting at the court to pick holes because it is a threat to development”.
Speaking further on the chances of PDP to win elections in Cross River State come 2015, he said.
“Peoples Democratic Party, PDP will always win election in our State because we have undisputed and undefeated structures in all the 196 wards of the 18 local Government Areas of the State.
Except the opposition parties in Cross River State work hard to show a new beginning in the process leading to elections in the State, the statement from the State Deputy Speaker may not be incorrect after all.
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