by crossriverwatch admin
The All Progressive Congress, APC South-South Vice Chairman, Mr. Hilliard Etta has vowed that if the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP does not abide by one man one vote in the 2015 election, himself and his party members are ready to die.
He made the pronouncement at the 2015 APC Cross River State Women Festival held in Calabar on, Wednesday 3rd September, 2014 at the party secretariat.
His words, “If they are not ready to do the right thing, we are ready to die. We are no more interested in going to court, if they rig election we will not accept the result, we will announce our own result. And we will have two governors, we will do same for the House of Assembly, Representatives, Senate and Presidency”, the South-South APC Vice Chairman said emphatically.
He accused the Cross River State Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke of borrowing 40 Billion Naira for the elections. His word: “My Chief Press Secretary recently brought to my notice the fact that the state governor, Senator Liyel Imoke and his PDP people borrowed 40 Billion Naira for election, they borrowed money to build Tinapa, Obudu Cattle Ranch and have not paid back”.
Continuing, he said, “In years to come your children will be asked to pay back the money”. Maintaining that “This is one of the reasons we must vote out PDP in 2015, nobody will run with the ballot boxes”.
Mr. Hilliard opined that “Now that we are busy working, they are not doing so but busy stealing money so that on that day they will give people N500”.
Mr. Etta earlier congratulated the APC women for putting together an event to mark the festival amidst the trying times and urged them not to relent in their duties as vanguards of change.
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